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Citizens Guide to the Idaho National Laboratory

The Citizens Guide describes the INL site's operating history, radioactive waste hazards, Superfund cleanup process and health studies. Over 200 pages long, the guide is a resource for individuals and public interest groups seeking information on the Department of Energy's historical, current, and planned operations in Idaho. Click here to read the Citizens Guide to the Idaho National Laboratory online.


EDI Newsletters Including Article Titles


  • EDI September 2017 Newsletter
    • Put Kate Brown's Book "Plutopia" On Your Must Read List
    • Former Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus Passes Away Just Shy of 86th Birthday, Will Be Sorely Missed
    • Hanford Bioassay Confirms Worker Inhalation of Plutonium and Americium
    • From Hope of a Nuclear Renaissance to Costly Nuclear Boondoggle: Construction of two South Carolina AP1000 nuclear reactors abandoned but Georgia Presses On With Construction of Two AP1000 reactors at Vogtle
    • Moniz Explains His Desparate Argument That Nuclear Energy Supports National Security
    • Alvarez writes about Spent Nuclear Fuel Pool Accidents and Fuel Disposal
    • NIOSH Found That INL's Chem Plant Failed to Provide Adequate Uranium and Plutonium Monitoring of Workers in 1975-1980 and Investigation of Other INL Radiation Workers Protection Issues Continues
    • Irradiated Target Separations Continue at the ATR Complex
  • EDI August 2017 Newsletter
    • Waste Control Specialists Requests NRC to temporarily suspend review of proposed Texas Spent Nuclear Fuel Interim Storage Facility amid financial problems
    • Will Consolidated Interim Spent Fuel Storage Legislation Gain Traction?
    • Public Integrity reports that widespread bad behavior of Department of Energy contractors goes unpunished, including Idaho National Laboratory contractor Battelle Energy Alliance
    • BEA's concern was "false positives" and not workers' health
    • Amory Lovins writes about the harm of nuclear bailouts on renewable energy
    • France's High Level Waste Repository Concrete Bitumen Woes
    • Keeping Pad A Under the Soil Cap Will Be Expensive And is Destined to Fail Over the Long Term
    • Radiological Release to ATR Complex Evap Pond
  • EDI July 2017 Newsletter
    • NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Funding Uncertain
    • Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) Seek to Shrink Emergency Planning Zones
    • Idaho National Laboratory's Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Waste Slated for a Defense Resposity That Doesn't Exist
    • Idaho National Laboratory Citizens Advisory Board Briefed on IWTU and Calcine Retrieval Status
    • Over 900 TRU Waste Shipments Ready to Ship to WIPP But WIPP Only Accepting 61 Idaho Shipments Through January 2018
    • Idaho National Laboratory Cleanup Status as of June 2017
    • A Timeline for the Burial Ground for the Radioactive Waste Management Complex
    • Investigation of Aquifer Detections of PCE in Multilevel Wells Continue, No New Data Until Fall
    • NIOSH Continues to Study Expanding INL/ANL-W Special Exposure Cohorts
    • Switzerland and South Korea Exit Nuclear Energy
  • EDI June 2017 Newsletter
    • Method of Repackaging INL's Vulnerable Calcine was Selected as Hot Isostatic Pressing, But Independent Panel Prefers Vitrification
    • Nuclear Lives in its own private Idaho amid questions about whether AP1000 nuclear plants will be scraped as INL pushing "JUMP" and "GAIN"
    • Excavator slides into waste pit at INL days after tunnel collapses at Hanford (and summary of RWMC buried waste that will never be exhumed)
    • NIOSH Contractor Reviews Historical Burial Grounds Worker Radiation Monitoring - Why So Wrong For So Long?
    • Advanced Test Reactor Anniversary of 50 Years of Operation - And A Look at Recent Occurrence Reports
    • Pyroprocessing of EBR-II Spent Nuclear Fuel - Decades to Process One-Fifth of EBR-II Fuel
  • EDI May 2017 Newsletter
    • After Ten Years of Study, Existing INL Test Reactor Found Not Able to Support Fast Reactor Fuel Research
    • Cleanup Hype Continues at the INL as Contamination in the Aquifer Migrates Downgradient
    • Battery Research Could Transform Clean Power
    • Top Ten Reasons Why We Don't Need Nuclear Energy
    • Attention Rad Waste Shippers: Idaho has Great Deals and Low Prices for Your Radioactive Waste Dumping Needs at Idaho's Grand View in Southwest Idaho
    • LINE Commission Needs to Provide Answers
  • EDI April 2017 Newsletter
    • Oxidative Stress Causes a Wide Range of Health Problems: Ionizing Radiation Causes Oxidative Stress - and So Do the Chemicals Idaho National Laboratory Workers Were Exposed To
    • Energy Employee Illness Compensation Radiation Cohort Expanded, 1963 to 1974
    • Attempts to Restart Yucca Mountain Begin - Last Year's Consent-Based Siting Efforts All But Forgotten
    • Trump Declares War on EPA and the Environment and Embraces More Spending on Nuclear Weapons
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Accepts NuScale Application
    • Will AP1000 or EPR reactors begin operation this year?
    • Aging Mackay Dam is Awaiting High Runoff
  • EDI March 2017 Newsletter
    • Inadequately Inspected Mackay Dam is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
    • Citizens Should Be Concerned About the Push to Renegotiate the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement
    • Report Suggests Changes to Boost INL's Profile
    • Officials Deny Aquifer Contamination, Continue Groundwater Sampling for PCE
    • A Monument of Uranium: Pad A at RWMC
    • February 2017 Cleanup Status at the INL
    • Retrieval of Above Ground Stored Rocky Flats Waste
    • Exhumation of Targeted Buried Rocky Flats Waste
    • Continued IWTU Testing With No End In Sight
    • Calcine Retrieval Project
    • How DOE Underestimates the Harm of Plutonium Inhalation
    • Iodine-131 Calculator Back Online
  • EDI February 2017 Newsletter
    • Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Legislation Reintroduced January 24, 2017
    • Nevada Test Site Smoked Us After the 1963 Partial Test Ban
    • NIH Removes Fallout Iodine-131 Calculator Paid for by Tax Payers, Won't Give Timeline for New Calculator
    • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Blackout on Environmental Monitoring Data Prior to 2010
    • The Highly Flawed Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivor Studies Underestimate Radiation Harm
    • INL Spent Fuel Shipment Remains in Limbo as IWTU Waste Treatment Facility Is Not Operating
    • NuScale Submitted Its Nuclear Reactor Design to NRC
  • EDI January 2017 Newsletter
    • Tritium at 800 pCi/L in the Snake River Plain Aquifer in the Magic Valley at Kimama: Why it matters
    • State Continues to Fine the Department of Energy over Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Delays: Fluor Says Treatment is Many Months Away
    • Antitrust Lawsuit preventing Utah's radioactive waste company EnergySolutions from buying Texas Waste Control Specialists
    • WIPP Reopening After Two Accidents That Were Never Suppose to Happen
  • EDI December 2016 Newsletter
    • Will Yucca Mountain Be Revived by Trump?
    • November Senate Committee Proposes Costly Life Support for Dying Nuclear Industry
    • 1000 New Nuclear Plants by 2050 Wouldn't Put a Dent in CO2 Production
    • Hanford Settlement $125 Million - Contractors Deny Wrongdoing
    • Department of Energy Past Waste Water Practices at INL Included Dumping Thorium and Uranium into the Aquifer: They Keep Pretending It's There Naturally
    • Hexavalent Chromium Around the Country as EPA Delays
    • Rocky Flats Health Survey Being Conducted for 1952-1992
  • EDI November 2016 Newsletter
    • Navy Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for $1.6 Billion Facililty but Keeps Old Risky Facility
    • Still No Schedule for INL's Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) Operation
    • Objections to Proposed Aboveground Waste Storage at WIPP
    • Russia Suspends Plutonium Deal With US
    • Utah Exhibit on Utah Downwinders
    • Rocky Flats Settlement: Too Little, Too Late
    • INL's Role in Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Initiative
    • INL's MFC Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility Public Comment Period
    • Another Aquifer Well at the INL has Mystery PCE
    • Understanding Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Risk from Medical Radiation Including Breast Mammography
  • EDI October 2016 Newsletter
    • Department of Energy Says It Remains Committed to Consent-Based Siting of Nuclear Waste
    • A Brief Primer on Epidemiology and Radiation-Induced Cancer Rate
    • A Brief Review of Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel Risks
    • Look for the Proposed NuScale Reators at the Idaho National Laboratory to be an Aquifer User and Polluter
    • Idaho Cleanup Project Thinks the PCE Chemical Contamination in the Aquifer is from Well Construction
    • Idaho National Laboratory CERCLA Cleanup Announces Loosening of Cleanup Standards
    • Department of Energy Issue Misleading Statement on Cleanup at the Idaho National Laboratory's Radioactive Waste Management Complex and the AP Furthers the Deception
    • Department of Energy Ends Inquiry into Idaho Radiation Exposure - More Misleading Coverage on DOE Problems
    • NIOSH Radiation Advisory Board Presentations and Transcripts Posted Online
  • EDI September 2016 Newsletter
    • NIOSH Special Exposure Cohort Investigations Too Often Continuing for Years as Claimants Die Without Compensation
    • Citizens Put Stop to Department of Energy's Borehole Research in North and South Dakota
    • Nuclear Power Plants Becoming Storage Dumps for Radioactive Waste, writes Robert Alvarez
    • Federal Judge Orders the Department of Energy to Turn Over Idaho Nuclear Waste Documents
    • NuScale Small Modular Reactor Site at the INL Announced
    • Utah's Proposed Blue Castle Project for a 2-Unit Westinghouse AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Plant Has Failed to Find a Utility or Investors
    • Idaho's Kimama Lights
  • EDI August 2016 Newsletter
    • Boise Consent-Based Siting Meeting: No Trust in the Department of Energy
    • GAO Issues Report on Department of Energy Whistleblower Concerns
    • NIOSH to Hold Meeting In Idaho Falls in August - Two Special Exposure Cohorts Approved and Investigations Continue
    • Agencies Document 16 Additional Soil Contamination Areas at the Idaho National Laboratory
    • Recent Radiological Incidents at INL's RWMC
    • Sorry Nukes, More Solar Good News
    • And Even More Solar Good News: President Obama Announces Solar Energy Financing for Low- and Moderate-Income Families
    • And Even in Idaho, More Solar Good News: 40 MW Boise City Solar Project
  • EDI July 2016 Newsletter
    • Consent-Based Siting Meeting to be Held in Boise July 14
    • Tetrachloroethylene Found in Aquifer South of US Highway 20 Being Investigated by USGS, IDEQ and ICP
    • Hexavalent Chromium from INL Waste Water: Someone Should Tell Idaho DEQ It's not Healthy
    • New Bill for TSCA Reform May Limit State Authority, May Not Help in Timely Assessment of Cancer Clusters
    • NIOSH to Hold Meeting in Idaho Falls in August - Or Not. Radiation Worker Special Exposure Cohort Investigations Continue
    • Methods Used by Department of Energy to Estimate Radiation Dose from Internal Plutonium Are Highly Inaccurate
    • DOE Admits They Will Not Meet the September 2016 IDEQ Commitment Date to Commence Treatment with IWTU; No New Schedule Made by Fluor Idaho
    • Would the Many Unsolved Mysteries in INL Environmental Monitoring of Airborne Contamination Be Solved By Considering CERCLA Soil Excavations?
    • DOE Fails to Admit That Aquifer Monitoring Shows Test Reactor Area Not in Compliance with CERCLA Record of Decision
  • EDI June 2016 Newsletter
    • Straight Talk is Rare Concerning radioactive and chemical contamination from the Idaho National Laboratory in the Snake River Plain Aquifer
    • A Limited Review of Idaho Cancer Rates from 2009 to 2013
    • Tritium and Your Baby
    • Tritium at Indian Point
    • DOE's Inspector General Reports of Cost Overruns at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit
  • EDI May 2016 Newsletter
    • Three events show that the Idaho National Laboratory still doesn't know how to monitor airborne alpha contamination
    • Radiation workers are Trusting in Myth; Here's the Reality
    • INL Update on NIOSH Cohort Petitions
    • Diesel Replacement Project at the Advanced Test Reactor Fails to Adequately Evaluate the Safety of Simultaneous Experiment Loop Pump Coastdown
    • EBR-II Reactor Dome to be Demolished this Spring
  • EDI April 2016 Newsletter
    • Earth Day and Just How Many of DOE's Cleanup Sites Will Require "Forever" Institutional Controls
    • Chernobyl Thirty Year Anniversary - What Lessons Apply to Idaho's Past and Future Nuclear Ventures?
    • Understanding Retrospective Estimates of Radiation Dose Using Biological Dosimetry Can Increase Nuclear Industry Liability
    • Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) a Nuclear Boondoggle
    • INL Director Talking to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden About Blocked Shipments of Research Fuel
    • Department of Energy Names WIPP Preferred for Greater-Than-Class-C Waste
    • Ian Goddard Reviews Radiation Epidemiology Studies Since the 2006 BEIR VII Report
  • EDI March 2016 Newsletter
    • Costs of Nuclear Still Rising as INL Presses for NuScale SMR
    • Fluor Wins "Cost Plus Fee" Contract for $1.4 Billion INL Cleanup
    • IWTU Remains in Test and Fix Mode
    • Department of Energy Issues INL CERCLA Cleanup Five-Year Review
    • Department of Energy Issues Preliminary Notice of Violation to Contractors Involved in the WIPP Accidents But Does Not Levy Fines
    • Tracking the INTEC Disposal Well Waste Water in the Snake River Plain Aquifer
  • EDI February 2016 Newsletter
    • Jack Stanton: INL Safety? Let's Debate
    • Battelle to Conduct Borehole Research
    • Illinois Nuclear Fuel Shipment Remains in Play
    • Trouble Continues for INL's Integrated Waste Treatment Facility
    • Richardson: Weapons grade plutionum at WIPP bad policy
    • WIPP Status: Everybody Wants to Put Waste at the Currently Closed WIPP
    • Wide Spread Radioactive Disposal Woes
  • EDI January 2016 Newsletter
    • Proposed Radiation Worker Cohorts for the INL Including ANL-W Being Studied by NIOSH
    • Historically, A Lot of Hot Air at the INL
    • Continuing the INL Drinking Water Saga
    • State, Sandia: Just Cover Up Nuke Waste at KAFB
  • EDI December 2015 Newsletter
    • EPA Strongly Disagrees with Petitions to Loosen NRC Radiation Protection Standards
    • What Radiation Workers need to Know But Aren't Being Told
    • DOE Continues Use of ICRP Model Known to Underestimate Dose from Plutonium Inhalation
    • Testing Continues at the INL's Integrated Waste Treatment Unit
    • INL Citizens Advisory Board Treated Like Mushrooms and Kept in the Dark Concerning Waste Burial
  • EDI November 2015 Newsletter
    • One of Two SNF Shipments will not come to Idaho
    • Wasden's Thankless Role in Upholding the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement
    • Status of INL's Liquid Waste and Calcine and Other Cleanup Operations
    • WIPP Status: Reopening...But Who Knows When?
    • DOE's Plutonium Addiction Continues to Be Expensive
    • Plutonium Health Issues and What DOE is not Telling Workers
    • Barriers Against Solar Energy in Idaho
    • Covering Up Escalating Cost of Nuclear Energy Isn't Easy for Nuclear Boosters
  • EDI October 2015 Newsletter
    • Former Idaho Governor Andrus Sues DOE
    • Continuing Debate Over Nuclear Energy's Role in Providing Carbon-Free Energy
    • NIOSH Public Comment Transcripts from July Meeting in Idaho Falls
    • NRC Public Comment Period for Loosening Radiation Protection Standards
    • NRC Refuses to Fund Epidemiology around Nuclear Power Plants
  • EDI September 2015 Newsletter
    • Pressure on Idaho Attorney General Wasden to Allow the Two Proposed Shipments
    • Idaho LINE Commission Nuclear Booster Spin
    • Status of Cleanup at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex
    • EPA Issues Clean Power Plan
    • Highlights of Public Comment on INL Naval Spent Fuel Handling (draft DOE/EIS-04F3D)
    • What the WIPP does DOE Have in Mind for a Defense-Only Repository?
    • NRC Extends Public Comment Period for LLW Disposal
    • Review of Recent Advanced Test Reactor Occurrence Reports: Reason for Concern
  • EDI July/August 2015 Newsletter
    • Senators Call for Hearing on Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
    • Fairness: Still a Work in Progress, Decades Late
    • NIOSH Radiation Board Meeting in Idaho Falls July 23
    • Comments on DOE's Two Proposed Shipments to INL
    • NRC Proposed Rule Changes for Low-Level Waste Disposal
  • EDI June 2015 Newsletter
    • Public Comment Invited on DOE NEPA Supplement Analysis of Two Proposed Commercial Nuclear Fuel Shipments to INL
    • NuScale Small Modular Reactor in the NRC Licensing Process
    • DOE Uranium Sales Have Hurt Uranium Industry
    • DOE Moves Forward with Planning a Defense-Only Repository
    • Waste Control Specialists in Texas Propose Consolidated Spent Fuel Facility
    • Could Decades of Contaminated Drinking Water Explain Elevated Cancer Mortality Risks at INL and SRS DOE Sites?
  • EDI May 2015 Newsletter
    • The Weakest link Matters in Seismic Assessment
    • The Hidden Truth About INL Drinking Water
  • EDI April 2015 Newsletter
    • Sugar-Coated Statements and Significant Omissions from the DOE and Idaho Line Commission
    • How "Waivering" on the Idaho Settlement Agreement Relates to the INL's Treatment of Sodium-Bearing Waste
    • Don't Hold Your Breath for a Consent-Based Spent Fuel Solution
    • DOE Nuclear Safety Analysis Deficiencies Downplayed and Lessons Apparently Not Learned
  • EDI March 2015 Newsletter
    • INL Plays Hide the Ball
    • An Alarming Change in the Status of Technetium-99 in the Vadose Zone and Aquifer at INL
  • EDI January 2015 Newsletter
    • More Contamination to Come (to the INL Replacement RH-LLW Facility)
    • Planned Contamination of the Aquifer is a Grave Mistake (INL Replacement RH-LLW Facility)
    • SL-1: America's Only Nuclear Reactor Operator Deaths
    • A Nuclear Power Plant Near Howe?
    • Radioactive Waste Cleanup Unit Takes Step Forward (INL's IWTU)
  • EDI December 2014 Newsletter
    • Difficult to Convince NIOSH of Department of Energy Worker Overexposure
    • Another Responder to SL-1 Tells Story
    • James Dennis SL-1 Army Demolition Crew
    • Hanford Report States Worker Exposures From Toxic Vapor
    • Hanford Union and Public Interest Advocates Serve Notice of Intent to Sue
  • EDI November 2014 Newsletter
    • More Contamination to Come (Replacement RH-LLW Facility)
    • Book Review: Department of Energy Whistleblower, Dennis Patterson
  • EDI October 2014 Newsletter
    • Is Buried Low Level Radioactive Waste Contamination Over Millennia Really Acceptable?
    • INL to Build Replacement Remote-Handled Low Level Waste Facility
    • Status of DOE Greater-Than-Class-C Waste Storage Problem
    • Battelle Fined For Safety Violations
    • Bringing a Nuclear Test Reactor Back to Life at INL
    • DOE Waste Cleanup Deadline Missed
    • EDI Comments on Hazardous Waste Permit
  • EDI September 2014 Newsletter
    • Protecting Yourself: Current and Former INL Employees Need to Understand How Their Dose Reports Are Being Calculated
    • Uncertainty in INL Worker Dosimetry
  • EDI August 2014 Newsletter
    • Perched Water and Aquifer Contamination Beneath the INL's ATR Complex
    • Book Review: Department of Energy Whistleblower, Dennis Patterson
  • EDI July 2014 Newsletter
    • Why You Shouldn't Rely on the Nuclear Industry for Straight Answers about Radiation Health Risks
    • New federal lawsuit filed in INL plutonium accident
    • Lessons from New Mexico about WIPP
  • EDI June 2014 Newsletter
    • Radiological Accicent Releases Underestimated in Emergency Response
    • Preparation Documents for the Idaho National Laboratory
    • Debate over "Linear no-Threshold" Model of Radiation Effects
    • Climate Change Panel Dosen't See Nuclear Energy as Solution
  • EDI May 2014 Newsletter
    • INL Managers Deny Any Responsibility for ZIPPR Accident
    • Boise Weekly Half-Life Article Debate
    • Unbiased Nuclear Radiation Epidemiology a Rarity
  • EDI April 2014 Newsletter
    • Radiation Risk Debate
    • The WIPP Problem, and what it means for defense nuclear waste disposal
  • EDI March 2014 Newsletter
    • "Stuck in Second" - Low Internal Dose Cancer Risk
    • Whistleblower Fired After Voicing Safety Concerns at Nuclear Site
    • Rember That Nuclear Dump Site That 'Was Never Sapposed to Leak'?
  • EDI February 2014 Newsletter
    • Proposed Resumption of Fuels Testing at INL's TREAT Reactor
    • The 2010 European Union Commission on Radiation Risk Risk
    • Report Highlights the Underestimation of Harm from Internal Radiation
  • EDI January 2014 Newsletter
    • Separating Fact From Fiction
    • Exposed Worker at INL Fired
    • Safety Concerns Still Not Addressed and Retaliation Continues Against Worker
    • America's Fukushima
  • EDI December 2013 Newsletter
    • How Believable are Estimated Radiation Doses Following Plutonium Inhalation?
  • EDI October 2013 Newsletter
    • Little Reason for Confidence in DOE Nuclear Operations
    • INL's MFC Plutonium Storage Vulnerabilities and Risks to Workers
    • Get Real
    • Questions for BEA
  • EDI September 2013 Newsletter
    • The Real "Catch-22" Concerning Spent Nuclear Fuel
    • INL's Highly Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Having Major Startup Trouble
    • Accident at INL Leads to Worker Complaint
    • Living in Fear
    • Radiation-exposed Workers Demand Release of Nuke Plant Accident Video
    • Tribes Protest Mega-loads and Nuclear Waste on Idaho Roads
  • July-August 2013 EDI Newsletter
    • Worth the Risk?
    • INL's Highly Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Having Major Startup Problems
    • Idaho Seeks Public Comment on INL Radioactive Hazardous Waste Permit
    • More Plutonium in Hanford Tanks than Previously Thought
    • More Hanford Radioactive Waste Tanks are Leaking
  • June 2013 EDI Newsletter
    • Digging Into The Details
    • INL Advanced Test Reactor Shutdowns for Safety Reasons
    • INL Radioactive Emissions 2003-2010
    • Retaliation is Alleged by INL Workers
    • The State of Nuclear Power in US: BaD and Worse
    • Ex-Regulator Says Reactors are Flawed
    • Senator Wyden's Concerns Renewed Over Hanford Waste Tank Explosions
  • May 2013 EDI Newsletter.pdf
    • Review on Draft Legislation to Nuclear Waste Policy Act
    • Fukushima Meltdown Driving Increased Among US Infants
    • Fukushimda Disaster Continues: Third Radioactive Leak
    • Hanford Nuclear Waste Site at Risk of Hydrogen Explosion
    • Nuclear Dump in Washingotn Leaking Radioactive Waste
    • Hanford Tanks are leaking: Where do We Go from Here
    • A Contaminated Teddy Bear
  • EDI April 2013 Newsletter
    • Foiled by FOIA
    • Principals for Safe Garding Nuclear Waste at Reactors
    • New Independent Study of Radiological Impact on Chnerboyl and Fukushima Challenges United Nations Study
    • New Tanks at Hanford Not New Mexico
    • What Were They Thinking Of?
    • How Much Risk is OK?
  • EDI February-March 2013 Newsletter
    • Lessons Not Learned from Fukushima
    • DOE Office of Hearings and Appeals Rules in Favor of EDI FOIA Appeal
    • Idaho Citizens Need to be Informed About the the INEL's Advanced Test Reactor
    • Despite What INL Officials Say, Serious Questions Remain About What Impact an Earth Quake Would have on the Advanced Test Reactor
    • Advocates Laud President Obama's Signing of Federal Whistleblower Reforms
  • EDI December 2012 Newsletter
    • DOE misses INL Cleanup Deadlines
    • A Radioactive Conflict of Interest
    • Possible Radioactive Leak at Hanford Tank Farm
    • Hanford Challenge Concerned Over Audit of Vitrification Plant
    • Issues Not Addressed by DNFSB and Sandia Lab. Annular Core Research Reactor
    • Blue Ribbon Commission Updates
    • Nuclear Waste's Future Unclear In Idaho
    • Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Like Lazarus Rises Again
  • EDI October-November 2012 Newsletter
    • Cancer in Idaho on the Rise
    • INL Contractor BEA is Fined for Worker Exposure
    • Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Expansion - Blocking and Delaying Justice Until There Aren't Enough Downwinders; Left to Demand It
  • EDI August 2012 Newsletter
    • INL's Advanced Test Reactor is Shutdown Two More Times in 2012
    • INL's Highly Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Having Major Startup Problems
    • Our Lives Still Hang by a Devil's Thread at Fukushima
  • EDI March 2012 Newsletter
    • Japan's Nuke Dangers Nowhere Near Resolved
    • Meanwhile Here in the U.S. There Are 31 Nuclear Reactors Like Fukushima
    • Robert Alvarez Reports on Fukushima Reactors
    • Fears Growing as Fukushima Reactor Temperature Rising
    • We May Yet Lose Tokyo...Not to Mention Alaska and Now Georgia Too
    • Can It Happen Here??
    • With New Plants Approved, Anti-Nuk Coalition Readies for Fight
    • Day of Remembrance Set for Victims of Nuclear Testing Fallout
    • Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout
  • EDI February 2012 Newsletter
    • DOE Releases Final Materials and Fuels Complex Accident Report, Root Causes - Unchanged
    • Convoluted DOE Gamesmanship
    • Will the Downwinders Finally be Heard
    • On Day of Remerbrance, Downwinders Say; Not Enough is Being Done
  • EDI January 2012 Newsletter
    • New Nuclear Waste Dump Slated for INL
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agrees to Public Request to Review Dangerous Vents on US Fukushima-Style Reactors
    • Questions Swirl Around $6 Billion Nuclear Lab
    • Debating Downwind in Nevada
  • EDI November-December 2011 Newsletter
    • Two Accidents at Idaho Nuclear Site: Workers Exposed to Radiation
    • Variability in PuO2 Intake by Inhalation
    • Hanford's Waste Treatment White Elephant
    • Hanford Downwinder Litigation November 2011 Update
    • Earthquake Threat to US Nuclear Reactors Far Higher Than Realized
    • Fukushima Radiation Risks "Severly Understated"
    • Fukushima Fallout Fears Over Japan Farms
  • EDI September-October 2011 Newsletter
    • Groups File Complaint to ID Governor on Mackey Dam Hazards
    • DOE Cleanup of INL Buried Nuclear Waste Not So Complete
    • The Explosive Truth Behind Fukushima's Meltdown
    • "Confidential Assessment" of Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Obtained Under Freedom of Information Act
    • DOE: "Nothing Like This Could Happen Here?
    • Blue Ribbon Commission Draft Report Comments
    • Senators Advocate for Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 2011
    • Nuk Plant Headed for Wyoming?
  • EDI August 2011 Newsletter
    • Groups Win Appeal for DOE Reports
    • Mackay Dam: A Preventable Disaster
    • Fixing America's Nuclear Waste Storage Problem
    • Anti-Nuclear Groups Shower Federal Regulators with Legal Challenges
    • U.S. Floods and Wildfires Trigger New Fears Over Nuke Safety
  • EDI June 2011 Newsletter
    • Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools in the US: Reducing the Deadly Risks of Storage
    • DOE's Spent Nuclear Fuel Vulnerabilities at INL
    • Three Mile Island Fuel Storage Modules at INL are Cracking
    • More Stringent Coordinated Fukushima Fallout Monitoring Needed to Determine Radioactive Iodine Risk to US Milk and Water
    • Bill Would Expand Relief for Americans Sickened by Radiation Exposure
    • The Atomic Breeding Grounds
  • EDI May 2011 Newsletter
    • Buying Time at the Advanced Test Reactor
    • Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe Leaves Little to Celebrate on Children's Day
    • Government Adviser Quits Post to Protest Japan's Policy on Radiation Exposure for Schools
    • Chernobyl Survivor Warns of 'Bombshell' in Japan
    • EPA Releases New Radiation Numbers for Boise, Idaho
    • Nuclear Official Laments that Spent Fuel Has Nowhere to Go
    • More Hanford Radioactive Waste Problems Reveled
    • EDI and KYNF Win FOIA Appeal
    • DOE Prepares EIS for Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Radioactive Waste
  • EDI April 2011 Newsletter
    • Comparing Chernobly Disaster to an ATR Accident
    • INL Nuclear Waste Vulnerabilities
    • Three Mile Island Fuel Storage Modules at DOE Idaho Facility are Cracking
    • New Mexico at Risk for Nuclear Meltdown
    • Preventing the Next Nuclear Meltdown
    • Nuclear Official Laments that Spent Nuclear Fuel has Nowhere to Go
  • EDI March 2011 Newsletter
    • Meltdowns Grow More Likely at Fukushima Reactors
    • Post Japan Thoughts on DOE's Advanced Test Reactor
    • Can It Happen Here?
    • How Safe is Idaho Nuke Lab in Event of Quake?
    • In a Perfect World, Fukushima would Halt Nuclear Renaissance in its Tracks
    • The Government's Nuclear Millstone
  • EDI January-February 2011 Newsletter
    • Nuclear Reactor Unsafe; Documents Show
    • Pulled Omnibus Bill Included Plutonium Restart at INL
    • Recklessness with Nuclear Waste
    • Radiation Study Set Up as Defense, Records Show - It was supposed to be neutral probe into Hanford's effects on public
    • Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?
    • Nuclear Commission Hid the Facts
  •  EDI December 2010
    • Settlements Being Readied for Some Downwinders
    • More Hanford Downwinders Claims Going to Trial
    • Judge Denies Sick Women's Motion for Speedy Trial
    • Analysis of Hanford Nuclear Reservation Historical Radioactive Releases
    • Safe Energy Commission to DOE: Stop Making It, Store It Safe
  • EDI October-November 2010 Newsletter
    • Groups File Office of Hearings and Appeals Petition on DOE/ID Delays in Releasing ATR Documents
    • Defense Nuclear Facilities Board Refuses to Conduct a Safety Review of the Advanced Test Reactor
    • Onsite Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel is Best Interim Solution
    • MIT Report Endorses Centralized Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
    • Groups Claim Small Modular Reactors' No Panacea for What Ails Nuclear Power
    • Nuclear Waste Piles Up with No Disposal Plan
  • EDI July-August 2010 Newsletter. pdf
    • Feds Wants Reactor: Critics Knock Plan to Produce Plutonium Isotopes in Old Eastern Idaho Facility
    • Plutonium Wastes from the US Nuclear Weapons Complex
    • A Review of Data Triples Plutonium Waste Figures
    • Obama Seeks to Revive Space Nuclear Power
    • Two New Reactors - Obama Announces Financing for Reactors
    • Billions of Dollars in Tax Breaks for Each New Reactor Under Kerry-Lieberman Wipe Out Risk for Utilities Already Benefiting from Massive Loan Guarantees
  • EDI June 2010 Newsletter
    • Groups Petition for Advanced Test Reactor Safety Review
    • Idaho Cancer Rates Continue to Rise at Record Levels
    • Hanford Downwinder Lawsuit Update
    • Hanford Downwinders Get Their Day in Court
  • May 2010 Newsletter
    • Comparing Chernobyl Disaster to an ATR Accident
    • DOE Sites Become the Nation's New Yucca Mountain
    • Tom Udall Leads Bipartisan Group in Introducing RECA Amendments Act 2010
    • Downwinders' Long Journey to Justice
  • April 2010 Newsletter
    • Released DOE Documents by Court Order Show Significant Hazard in the Event of an Advanced Test Reactor Accident
    • Governor Brewer Hears from County Downwinders
    • Matheson Saddened by Death of Utah Downwinder Champion - Stewart Udall
  • February-March Newsletter
    • Court Ordered DOE Documents Released Show Major Reactor Vulnerabilities
    • Public Risks of Contamination Hiding in Secret Reports
    • Five Reasons NOT to Invest in Nuclear Power
    • A Bad Day for America - Harvey Wasserman
    • Despite Non-Proliferation Pledge, Obama Budget Seeks Additional $7 B for Nuclear Arsenal
  • January 2010 Newsletter
    • DOE Releases Documents - Settles FOIA Claims
    • Nuclear Power Boost for Senate Bill
    • Zombie Nuke Plants
    • Obama Executive Order to Declassify Formerly Secret Documents
    • Our Century of Fallout: Every Nuclear Detonation, Mapped
  • October 2009 Newsletter
    • Federal District Court Orders DOE to Release FOIA Documents
    • ATR Experimental Fuel Failure Show Significant Releases
    • Karl Grossman's Enviro-video on Nuclear Energy
    • All Hope Abandon Ye Who Enter Here; The Unofficial Motto of the Nuclear Workers' Compensation Programs
  • September 2009 Newsletter
    • DOE's Own Internal Audit Finds Major Safety Problems at the Advanced Test Reactor
    • Rise in Thyroid Cancer May be Tied to Radiation
    • The Mystery of Chernobyl
    • *"Exposed" Tells the Downwinder Story
    • Fallout from Nuclear Test Leads to Health Care Crisis in Hawaii
    • Former Mound Employees Advocates Question Destruction of DOE Records
    • Idaho National Laboratory Document Destruction
  • August 2009 Newsletter
    • DOE Internal Documents Show Huge Radiation Doses in the Event of an ATR Accident
    • Mercury Rising by Mary Woollen
    • Idaho Governor Otter to Fight Mercury Storage at INL
    • Nuke Developer Says He May Move Outside Elmore Co. Idaho
    • U.S. Air Force Sets Up New Command forvNuclear Forces
    • The News on Nukes
    • A-bomb Certification Ruling to Stand
  • June - July 2009 Newsletter
    • Transuranic Waste at Hanford by Robert Alvarez
    • Mortality and Cancer Incidence Following Occupational Radiation Exposure
    • Nuclear Cleanup Awards Questioned; Firms Cited for Errors Get Funding
    • Echoes of Amchitka Alaska 40 Years After America's Biggest Nuclear Blast, the damage Continues
    • Support Oversight and Accountability Enact Whistleblower Legislation
    • Downwinders Still Waiting for RCECA Coverage
    • Nuclear Funds Hit With Losses; Money to Close TMI, Peach Bottom Units Down a Total of $ 203 million
    • Idaho Downwinders See a Better Chance for Financial Help
  • May 2009
    • Documents Released Under FOIA Show Disregard for Safety
    • DOL Secretary Solis Must Protect Whistleblowers Now
    • Settlement Talk Emerges in Hanford Downwinders Case
    • Chernobyl Fallout Affected Unborn Babies
    • Regulating Radioactivity: Derision for Uranium Disposal Decision
    • Inspectors Find Problems at Nuclear Weapons Complex
    • Thyroid Cancer Increasing, Scientists Baffled
    • DOE 2010 Fiscal Year Budget "Great News" for INL
    • NASA's Deep Space Missions Get New Fuel
    • Nuclear Arms Workers Dying While Fighting US Government
  • April 2009 Newsletter
    • DOE Office of Hearings and Appeals Partially Approves EDI FOIA Request
    • Nuclear Waste
    • East Idaho Mayor Defends Trip to Paris Paid by French Nuclear Company
    • People Died at Three Mile Island
    • Raise Doubts Over Nuclear Plant Safety: Startling Revelations About Three Mile Island Disaster
    • Senate Budget Revives Nuclear Pork
  • March 2009 Newsletter
    • DOE Censoring Freedom of Information Documents on Advanced Test Reactor
    • Blackfoot Idaho Uranium Enrichment Company Also Looks for Biomass Location in Northern Idaho and Washington
    • French-Government-Controlled Uranium Enrichment Facility on Fast-track for Idaho
    • State of Idaho Makes Investment in INL Nuclear Energy Research Facility
    • Matheson Seeks Hearing for "Downwinders"
    • Bill Would Test Nuclear Safety
    • The Use of Reference Man in Radiation Protection Standards
    • DOE Secretary Chu Confirms INL Role in Future INL Nuclear Efforts
    • 262 Public Interest Organizations Support Swift Action to Restore Whistleblower Rights
    • The Economic Cost of the Military Industrial Complex
    • Now in Our Backyard
  • February 2009 Newsletter
    • DOE Continues to Censor Freedom of Information Documents on Advanced Test Reactor
    • A New Energy Future Means a New Energy Department
    • Idaho Governor Otter Proclaims Downwinder Day
    • Uranium for 20 Nukes Repatriated from Japan in Special U.S. Operation
    • Feds: Audit of South Carolina Nuclear Complex Whitewashed
    • Pentagon Spending Will Not be the Kind of Stimulus We Need
    • Veterans must be Compensated: What Planet is British Government's Ministry of Defense On?
    • Economic Stimulus Must Include Cleanup Backlog of DOE Waste Sites
  • January 2009 Newsletter
    • Advanced Test Reactor Shutdown Due to Seismic Problems
    • FOIA Documents Reveal More Problems with Advanced Tesr Reactor
    • Public Nixes Two of Three Nuclear Power Reactors Slated for Idaho
    • Feds Solicit Public Opinion on Idaho Uranium Enrichment Plant
    • Nuclear Reprocessing Danger
    • How A-Bomb Testing Changed our Trees
    • Baby Tooth Survey of Nuclear Fallout Effects
    • A Science Panel's Curious End
    • Push for Expansion of Radiation Expansion Grows
    • Any Way the Wind Blows
  • August-September 2008 Newsletter
    • DOE Launches New Waste Treatment Facility
    • Deadly Denial: Shifting Rules Drowning Sick Nuclear Workers
    • Nuclear Workers Searing Cry for Help
    • The Downwinders: Gloria's Story
    • Nuclear Interests Belie Offshore Drilling Proposal
    • How to Speak Up While Obeying the Law
  • June-July 2008 Newsletter
    • Idaho Again Capitulates to DOE on New INL Buried Waste Agreement
    • Environmental Groups Challenge DOE's Amendment to Waste Management PEIS
    • Southwest Idaho Company Making Millions by Accepting Toxic Waste
    • Nuclear Crossroads
    • 26 Defective Groundwater Monitoring Wells Discovered
    • Plutonium Contamination Migrating Into Groundwater
    • Over 112 Public Interest Organizations Support Whistleblower Law
    • French-government-controlled Uranium Enrichment Facility Planned for INL
    • State of Idaho Makes Capstone Investment in Key INL Facility
    • Blackwater Could Roll into Northern Idaho
  • May 2008 Newsletter
    • Court Rules in Favor of DOE in Advanced Test Reactor Litigation
    • Update on KYNF/EDI Freedom of Information Act Suit Against DOE
    • Citizen Group Wins Federal Lawsuit Against DOE for Unlawful FOIA Delays
    • Trick or Treat by Mary Woollen
    • Cancer-Is Treatment Worth Cost
    • Waste Away: Bill would Ban Foreign Radioactive Waste
    • British Study Links Radiation to Heart Disease in Nuclear Power Plants
    • Ultrasound Detected Thyroid Nodule & Radiation Dose from Fallout
    • The Costs of War
    • Idaho Taxpayers have Paid $1.2 billion for War
    • What you don't know about your government
  • March- April 2008 Newsletter
    • Judge Winmill Agrees to Reconsider Advanced Test Reactor Ruling
    • Trick or Treat
    • Cancer-Is Treatment Worth the Costs
    • Waste Away; Bill would Ban Foreign Radioactive Waste
    • British Study Links Radiation to Heart Disease in Nuclear Power Plants
    • Ultrasound Detected Thyroid Nodule Prevalence
    • Costs of War
    • Idaho Taxpayers
    • What you don't know about Government
  • January 2008 Newsletter
    • DOE's Advanced Test Reactor Expert Claims Errors in His Declarations to the Court
    • Meeting on Payette ID Nuke Plant Plan Draws 400 Residents/Activists
    • How Risky is the New Era of Nuclear Power
    • Hanford Test Reactor Fuel Being Sent to Idaho
    • Radiation Sickened 36,500 and Killed at Least 4,000 of those Who Built Bombs, Mined Uranium, Breathed Bomb Test Fallout
  • November/December 2007 Newsletter
    • Groups Challenge DOE's Legal Attempt to Indefinitely Extend Antiquated Advanced Test Reactor Operations
    • Agency's Collude in Plan to Leave INL Buried Waste in Place
    • Idaho Falls Native Struggles to Receive Pension After 1958 INL Nuclear Accident
    • INL Employee Hearing Starts
  • October 2007 Newsletter
    • Wyoming Federal Judge Orders DOE to Release Documents Sought by Environmental Groups
    • New Agency Cleanup Plan for Mixed Hazardous and Radioactive Buried Waste
    • Cleanup Plan for INL High-level Waste Tanks
    • Dems Do It Again-This Time on Missile Defense
    • INTEC Tank Farm Soil and Groundwater Cleanup Plan
    • US Use of Depleted Uranium is a Significant Threat
  • August/September 2007 Newsletter
    • DOE Denies Hazards with its Forty-year-old Advanced Test Reactor
    • Push for Expansion of Radiation Exposure Grows
    • Idaho County Downwinder Sounds the Alarm
    • Worlds First Atomic Bomb Test
    • Downwinders Concerned About DOE Site Fire Radiation
    • Veterans File Class Action Suit
    • Radiation Sickened 36,500 and Killed 4,000
    • DOE Sick Worker Compensation Program in Poor Shape
    • GAO Report on U.S. Financial Condition
  • July 2007 Newsletter
    • Smoking Gun Document Shows DOE Fears Public Response if Reactor Undergoes Environmental Review
    • The Court Should Issue an Injunction Barring Continued Operation of the ATR
    • Finally, Some Signs of Hope for Downwinders
    • Downwinders May Have a New Worry: Genetic Damage
    • Government Critics Question Validity of Results of Independent Radiation Monitoring
    • Comments on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP)
    • Depleted Uranium A Way Out? Compensation to those Affected by This Poisoned Legacy
  • June 2007 Newsletter
    • DOE Forced to Release Some Censored Documents
    • DOE Confirms Advanced Test Reactor Fails Commercial Reactor Standards
    • Group Petitions Defense Nuclear Facility Board
    • U.S. Space First Strike Program Well Underway
    • Post Office to Implement Periodical Mailing Rate Increases that Discriminates Against Small Publications
    • Global Warming or Conversion of Military Industrial Complex
    • Former Republican President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 Message to the Nation
    • Congressman Matheson Testifies on Nuclear Warhead Restraint
  • May 2007 Newsletter
    • Atomic Fallout
    • Divine Strike Bites The dusk
    • Nuke Workers Woes Continue
    • Real Masters of Space
    • Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
  • April 2007 Newsletter
    • DOE Federal Court Filings Deny Controversial Nuclear Reactor Safety Issues
    • DOE Refuses to Address Advanced Test Reactor Hazards
    • Idaho Approves DOE New INL Mixed Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Operations
    • Give RECA Compensation to all States
    • Thwarted Warrior
  • January/February 2007 Newsletter
    • Groups Sue U.S. Department of Energy in Federal Court; Demand Shut-down of Controversial Nuclear Reactor
    • Advanced Test Reactor is a Unacceptable Risk
    • DOE Violates Environmental Laws with New INL Mixed Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Operations
    • Iraq War Will Cost More than $2 Trillion
    • Bush 2007 Congressional Budget for Iraq and Afghanistan at $230 Billion
    • Matheson: Divine Strike Test Unwelcome; Purpose, Health Risks Troublesome
  • October 2006 Newsletter
    • DOE Launches New INL Mixed Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Treatment Plan
    • Thyroditis Linked to Fallout
    • Matheson Acts on Fallout Study
  • September 2006 Newsletter
    • DOE Plans to Operate the Advanced Test Reactor for 71 Years
    • DOE Cleanup Plan for INL INTEC is Flawed
    • Atomic Veterans' Compensation Denied by Court Ruling
    • U.S. to Conduct Non-nuclear Experiment at Nevada Test Site
  • August 2006 Newsletter
    • FOIA Lawsuit Filed by KYNF-EDI
    • DOE Files Notice of Appeal on Idaho Nuclear Waste
    • INL Cleanup Inadequate
  • June 2006 Newsletter
    • Decision to Delay Bomb Test is Right Move
    • Something Wicked this Way Blows
    • U.S. Federal District Court Rules on INL Waste Disposition
    • DOE Should Fight its Own Battles
    • More Censorship of Freedom Of Information Act Requests
  • May 2006 Newsletter
    • EDI Calls for Closure of Advanced Test Reactor
    • Chernobyl Plus 20
    • Fallout from Chernobyl Will Cause 100,000 Deaths
    • Nevada Test Site Reopens in June
    • Baby Tooth Survey of Nuclear Fallout
    • Chernobyl Twenty Years On
    • Hanford Waste - Lethal and Leaking
  • February 2006 Newsletter
    • DOE Managers Discuss Shutdown of Advanced Test Reactor
    • Fallout Study Corrects Old Estimate
  • January 2006 Newsletter
    • Groups Challenge Plutonium Production Program Using 40-Year-Old Reactor
    • Russian Cancer Study Adds to the Indictment of Low-Dose Radiation Hazard
  • November 2005
    • EDI Files Appeal Challenging DOE Censorship of Crucial Reactor Safety Reports
    • Seismic Events Jolt Support for INL Forty-year-old Reactor
    • DOE Launches New Attempt to Permit INL High-level Liquid Waste Operation
    • Idaho Downwinders are Mobilized but Still Struggling for Recognition
    • DOE to Request $400 million in Fiscal Year-07 for Nuclear Material Production
    • Bait and Switch on Funding for New Nuclear Bombs
  • October 2005
    • DOE Censors Crucial Accident Analysis Reports on INL's Forty-year-old Plutonium Production Reactor
    • The Real Issue of Plutonium Production in Idaho
    • Republican Controlled Congress Passed Funding for New Plutonium Reactor at INL
    • Downwinder Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Better than DOE Worker Compensation Bill Tribute to Another Fallen Idaho Downwinder
  • June 2005 Newsletter
    • Elevated Cancer in Lewiston Idaho
    • Cases Against Hanford Finally Heard
    • Downwinders Court Win Seen as Victory
    • U.S. House Funds New INL Nuclear Mission
    • Matheson Bill Preserves Fallout Records
    • EPA Calls for Public Comment on Reauthorization of Idaho Hazardous Waste Management Plan
  • May 2005
    • Downwinders Question NAS Report
    • No Automatic Compensation for Downwinders
    • Downwinders Question CDC Decision to End Thyroid Study
    • Idaho Downwinders Speak Out Against New Nuclear Bomb Tests
    • Idaho Approves Preliminary Permit of Major Pollutor
    • NASA Space Nuclear Rocket EIS
    • EDI Releases New Aquifer at Risk Report
    • A Craig Downwinder Story
  • April 2005
    • Radioactive Fallout Didn't Pass Over Southern Idaho?
    • Fallout from CDC Hanford Thyroid Study
    • So What Happens When the Sky Begins to Fall
    • DOE Boosts Nuclear Weapons Budget
    • National Academy of Sciences Slams DOE for Conflict of Interest in Setting Waste Rules
    • Matheson and Bennett Fight to Protect Americans from Nuclear Weapons Testing
  • March 2005 Newsletter
    • Idaho Legislators Pass Downwinder Compensation Bill
    • Idaho Downwinder Commentary
    • Downwinders Ask for Same Settlement - New Rule Changes Standard for Cancer Risk
    • DOE Allows Robbing of Cleanup Funds
    • Radiation Study Set Up as Defense, Records Show It Was Supposed to be Neutral Probe Into Hanford's Effect on Public
    • Update on High-Level Waste Litigation
    • Risks and Alternatives of New Plutonium Production Must be Fully Analyzed
  • February 2005
    • DOE Lauanches New Plutonium Production in Idaho
    • Nuclear Rockets Undergoing Testing
    • Downwinder Letter to Idaho Attorney General
    • Hanford Downwinder Case Slated for Trial
    • A Review of Health Studies Needed
    • Calculating Radiation Dose
  • November/December 2004 Newsletter
    • Idaho Downwinders Tell Their Stories at NAS Hearing
    • Researchers Find Radiation Causes More Diseases
    • Idaho Politicians Sellout to DOE Legislative Efforts to Circumvent Established Nuclear Waste Laws
    • EPA's Own Inspector General Says the Agency's Rulings Aid Polluters
    • INL Changes its Name and Mission Again
    • CDC Releases Draft INL Worker Health Study
    • Nuclear Weapons Research Today = Testing Tomorrow
  • September/October 2004 Newsletter
    • Bush and Republican Congress Push to Restart Nuclear Bomb Testing Generates Blowback from Downwinders
    • Congress Approves New Bush Funding for Nuclear Bomb Testing
    • EPA Denies Freedom of Information Act Request on High-level Waste Operations
    • EPA loses Court Appeal on Nuclear Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain
  • July/August 2004 Newsletter
    • Idaho Cancer Rates Continue to Rise at Record Levels
    • Tragic legacy of US Development of Radiation Bombs
    • CDC's INEEL Health Study
    • INEEL Moves Ahead with Closure of High-Level Radioactive Waste Tank Despite Court Orders
    • EDI Renews Pressure on EPA Inspector General Follow Up on INEEL Deficiencies
  • May 2004 Newsletter
    • Health Dangers Loom Heading Down the Nuclear Testing Path - Again
    • Downwinders Demand Comprehensive Health Studies and Compensation
    • U.S. to Cut Studies of Atomic Bomb Survivors
    • U.S. Debt Results in Major Funding Cuts for Radioactive Waste Cleanup
    • Idaho Launches Another Misguided INL Hazardous Waste Permit
  • April 2004 Newsletter
    • Safety for Americans from Nuclear Weapons Testing Act
    • Congress Approves New Bush Funding for Nuclear Bomb Testing
    • Idaho Issues Final Closure Permit for INL High-level Nuclear Waste Tanks
    • DOE Tries Again to Exhume Buried Radioactive Waste at INL
    • EPA Issues Provisional Rule Further Gutting Clean Air Act
    • Voting with Computers can Simplify Election Fraud
  • November 2003 Newsletter
    • Legacy of Hanford
    • Bush Administration Attack on America's Clean Skies
  • October 2003 Newsletter
    • Idaho Cancer Rates at Record Levels
    • Nuclear Weapons Testing in Nevada Restart Approved in US Senate Impacts the US Northwest
    • Four States Attorney Generals Oppose DOE Proposal to Change Nuclear Waste Laws
    • DOE Appeals US District Court Rulings Against Its Management of Nuclear Waste
    • Federal Lawsuit Alleges DOE Hides INEEL Mission Change Information from the Public
    • EDI Challenges EPA Approval of Idaho's Authority to Enforce Hazardous Waste Laws
    • Bush Administration and EPA Gut Environmental Laws
  • August 2003 Newsletter
    • Court Rules No on Reclassification of Nuclear Waste
    • DOE Appeals Forced Cleanup of INEEL Buried Waste
    • New Nuclear Bomb Testing Slated for Nevada
    • Hanford Lawsuit Says Radioactive Emissions Higher than Government Claims
    • Hanford Thyroid Disease Study Challenged
    • Craig Pushes Funding for New INEEL Reactor
  • June 2003 Newsletter
    • Nuclear Reactors Pose Health Hazard
    • US Congress Approves Nuclear Bomb Tests
    • Utahan's Oppose Nuclear Tests
    • INL ANL-W Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Delayed
    • DOE Moves on Plan to Produce Plutonium at INL
    • New Mission for INL at Expense of Cleanup
    • INL's Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Vulnerabilities
    • Christie Todd Whitman Head of EPA Resigns
  • May 2003 Newsletter
    • Federal Court Rules in Favor of Idaho to Require DOE Remove ALL Buried Transuranic Waste from INL
    • INL Pollution Subjects Snake River Aquifer to Significant Risk
    • INL Test Area North Proposed Cleanup Plan
    • TAN V-Tank Contaminates of Concern
  • March 2003 Newsletter
    • INL is Violating Air Emission Regulations
    • Restart of Reactor Reprocessing Defies Regulations
    • Idaho Considers allowing Reporcessing Nuclear Spent Fuel
  • February 2003 Newsletter
    • INL is Violating Air Emission Regulations
    • EPA Fines DOE $175,000 for INL Violations
  • October 2002 Newsletter
    • EPA proposed Rule to the Clean Air Act will Exempt DOE from Compliance
    • State of Idaho Files Objection to EDI Amicus Brief in Federal Court
    • INL Calciner Incinerator Closure Plan Announced
    • INL Mission Change made by DOE Without Environmental Impact Analysis
    • Federal Court Judge Approves EDI Amicus Brief
    • KYNF Hires Attorney to Pursue Litigation Against INL Waste Operations
    • Price Anderson Violations at INL
    • Environmentalists Still Awaiting EPA Petition Response
  • July 2002 Newsletter
    • EDI Launches Independent Snake River Water Sampling Program
    • Environmental Advocates File Notice of Intent to Sue Over INEEL Environmental Violations
    • INEEL High-Level Liquid Waste Plants Violate Environmental Laws by David McCoy
    • White house Plans to Gut the Clean Air Act
    • EPA Issues DOE 30Day Ultimatium for Info on Clean Air Violations
    • IDEQ Gets Religion?
    • New Nuclear Age Looms Like a Black Mushoom Cloud
    • Doctor Alice Stewart Dies at 95
  • June 2002 Newsletter
    • Enviro's File Precedent Setting lawsuit Against DOE on High-level Waste
    • EDI Challenges Idaho Approval of High-Level Tank Closure Plan
    • EPA Risks Compromising INEEL Investigation by Moving it to Seattle Region 10
    • State of Idaho Reopens Lawsuit with DOE
    • Fallen Colleague - Joe Goldfield
  • February 2002 Newsletter
    • Nuclear Waste - What is at Stake for Idahoans
    • State Reopens INEEL Hazardous Waste Permit in Response to Citizen Appeal
    • DOE Says INEEL Worst Performing National Lab
    • INEEL Permit Ignores Flooding Potential By David McCoy
    • DOE Inspector General Auidt Says INEEL Unsafe
    • EPA Region 10 Requests Extension on Environmentalist's Petition to Withdraw Idaho State Authority
    • EPA and DOE War Over Clean Air Act Rules
    • EPA Office of Enforcement Launches INEEL Investigation
  • December 2001 Newsletter
    • EPA Inspector General Requests Formal Response from EPA Region 10 on Environmentalist's Petition to Withdraw Idaho State Authority
    • DOE Starts Construction on New Radioactive Hazardous Dump in a Flood Zone Above the Snake River Aquifer
    • Radioactive and Chemical Pollution from Nuclear Waste Dumping Endangers Snake River Aquifer
    • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • July 2001 Newsletter
    • Environmental Advocates File Notice of Intent to Sue Over INEEL Environmental Violations
    • New High-level Waste Treatment Plant Violates Regulations
    • Nuclear Caused Current Energy Shortage By David McCoy
    • New INEEL Radioactive Waste Dump
    • Just Say "No" to Renewing Nuclear Tests By Steve Erickson and Preston J. Truman
    • Independent Reviewer Blasts INEEL Worker Health Program
  • April 2001 Newsletter
    • INEEL Whistleblowers Harassed
    • Plutonium Found in Snake River Aquifer
    • Another Deranged Dump Plan
    • The Psycotic Attempt to Bring Back Atomic Energy
    • Craig Backs Nuc Power Production
  • February 2001 Newsletter
    • Auditors' Lawsuit Alleges rad-Waste Mishandling and Taxpayer Rip Off by DOE Contraactors at INEEL
    • Advocacy for the Environment
    • DOE Internal Documents Confirm Non-Compliance with Clean Air Act
    • CDC's Task Order Five Report
  • December 2000 Newsletter
    • Criticality hazard in Pit-9
    • 1,254 boxes of documents destroyed at INL
    • Radioactive releases at INL
    • INL Chosen to Produce Plutonium for NASA Pluto Trip
    • TCE Injected into Snake River Aquifer
    • DOE Wants Hazardous Waste Permits for Currently Illegal Ops Hearing Scheduled
  • November 2000
    • Buried Waste Samples Indicate Potential Criticality Hazard
    • What Else is Dumped at INEEL That is a Threat
    • More INEEL Documents Destroyed
    • HEDR Source Terms
    • INEEL RaLa Run Review
    • CDC's INEEL Document Database
  • October 2000
    • WERF Incinerator Forced to Close
    • Wild Fires at Nuclear Sites
    • INL Range Fires
    • INL Whistleblower Discloses Health Problems
    • Operation Bluenose
  • August 2000
    • National Cancer Institute Study Challenged by Independent Researchers
    • State Health Studies Also Indicate Problem Near INL
    • State Response to Gould/Sternglass
  • June 2000
    • DOE Announces Temporary Shutdown of High-Level Radioactive Waste Incinerator
    • Who Can You Trust to Tell the Truth About Incineration of High-Level Radioactive Waste?
    • WERF Incinerator Continues to Operate Without a Permit
    • Radioactive Waste Dump Slated for INE Flood Zone
    • Argonne National Laboratory West Revised Plan Still Deficient
    • INL Dose Reconstruction Health Study Update
  • April 2000 Newsletter
    • Environmental Groups Announce Victory over DOE's Plutonium Incinerator
    • Environmental Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue Over 18 Year Operation of high-Level Nuclear Waste Incinerator
  • March 2000 Newsletter
    • Environmental Groups Call for Halt to Restart of High-Level Radioactive Waste Incinerator
    • More Plutonium is Slated for the Plutonium Incinerator than DOE is Publically Acknowledging
  • January 2000 Newsletter
    • What's in the Waste Slated for the Plutonium Incinerator?
  • November 1999
    • Sierra Club, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and Snake River Alliance Join Plutonium Incinerator Lawsuit
  • August 1999
    • Incinerator Violates Cardinal Rule of Containment
  • July 1999
    • DOE Destroyed Another 700 Boxes of Documents
    • CDC Refuses to Include On-site Individuals in the Dose Reconstruction Health Study
    • New INL Transuranic Waste Incinerator Planned
    • Hanford Thyroid Disease Study Bombs
    • Connor Resigns as Chair of ACERER Subcommittee
  • February 1999
    • INL Document Destruction Worse than Previously Reported
    • DOE Funding of CDC Health Studies is Aggravating the Problem
    • NCEH Ignores Advisory Committee Recommendation to Include On-Site Populations in INL Study
  • January 1999
    • Document Destruction Could Threaten INEEL Health Study
    • National Cancer Institute Study Challenged by Independent Researchers
    • State Health Studies Also Indicate Problem Near INEEL
    • DOE Revises Test Area North Cleanup Plan


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