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Report: Radioactive cleanup at Idaho nuclear site working

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ongoing Superfund cleanup work of radioactive and other contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho has been successful at protecting humans and the environment, U.S. and state officials say. The five-year review by the ...

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Idaho Falls starts new bicycling, hiking trail (access required)

Looking south along of the path of the Idaho Canal Trail just south of John Adams Parkway in Idaho Falls.

For more than 25 years, Idaho Falls has been building trails, pathways and bikeways throughout the city. Now it is going to add two-and-a-half miles more of walking and biking trail, along Idaho Canal, which winds through the residential neighborhoods ...

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Ada County begins process of rewriting zoning codes (access required)

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Starting on March 17, Ada County Development Services began a series of meetings with other local governments and agencies in the county about the direction of its current rewrite of the zoning ordinances. It’s all part of a multi-year effort ...

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Idaho Falls, national laboratory to plan innovation district

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Falls and Idaho National Laboratory have joined together on plans to repurpose fields near the laboratory into a hub for research institutions after the city received more than $55,000 in grant funding in hopes ...

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New Boise manufacturing firm AZEK touts recyclables, jobs (access required)

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Having just signed the leasing papers and secured a location, The AZEK Company is the Treasure Valley’s newest addition to the manufacturing and housing construction support industries. AZEK touts its use of sustainable products — of which 54% of products ...

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Legislature pursues new phosphate mining regulations (access required)

One year after the Legislature enacted a law to regulate new phosphate-mining residue piles, Idaho’s phosphate miners want to rewrite it. Before 2020, neither the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nor the State of Idaho had a regulation governing the creation ...

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Adler leases Darigold an udderly great warehouse (access required)

Artist's rendering of the completed industrial buildings currently under construction at the AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa.

Adler Industrial of Boise signed dairy producer Darigold as its tenant at the first building at its new AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa at the beginning of March. Adler began phase 1 of developing the industrial park in July ...

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Cosmetics manufacturer launches company in Hansen (access required)

A new business supporting the cosmetics industry has announced its launch in Hansen. Artisan Labs, which describes itself as a cosmetic contract formulator and manufacturer, plans to construct and open a 12,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, with approximately 15-30 new jobs, in ...

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Idaho friendly to mining operations, executives say (access required)

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, shows the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho, where a company hopes to start mining again. A Canadian company that is seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the heavily-mined site in violation of environmental laws. British Columbia-based Midas Gold filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, against the U.S. Forest Service under the citizen enforcement provision of the Clean Water Act. (Riley Bunch//The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)photo of yellow pine pit mine

Idaho recently grabbed a spotlight in the mining industry after the Fraser Institute, Canada’s respected business think tank, ranked Idaho as the jurisdiction with the most attractive mining policies and environment for businesses. Seven mining executives were hosted by Mining ...

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What 80 years of mining did to Lake Coeur d’Alene (access required)

The Morning Mine in Mullan, Idaho, in 1903, showing the effect of dumping tailings in the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.

Second in a series. Because of ongoing disputes and concerns, Lake Coeur d’Alene is the subject of a study by the National Academy of Sciences. This is the second in a series of articles about the lake’s environmental health and ...

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