idaho

National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon.
The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfir…
Bull Trout Lawsuit Targeting Columbia Basin Dams Dismissed
BOISE (AP) — A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed.
U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez in a ruling last week said federal…
Tests Planned on Idaho Nuclear Waste Treatment Component
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday said Engineers at Hazen Research near Denver in January w…
Regulators Fault Procedures in Blast at Natural Gas Facility
PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state regulators say the main cause of an explosion in 2014 at a southeastern Washington natural gas facility was inadequate procedures that allowed oxygen to remain in the system.
A pressure vessel ruptured at the Williams Northwest Pipeline facility in Plymouth, W…