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Santa Fe firm touts compact nuclear reactor (access required)

The Eagle company that is seeking to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County has no plans to use a compact nuclear reactor for power generation there, but might use the new technology later in other locations, a spokesman ...

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Orofino company receives military contract

Nightforce Inc., Orofino, Idaho, was awarded a $25,767,124 firm-fixed-price contract May 10 for family of dayscopes, spares, repairs and upgrades, the U.S. Department of Defense reported on its Defense.gov Web site. Dayscopes will be used by special forces for the ...

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Micron completes Numonyx purchase

Boise-based Micron Technology Inc. on May 7 has completed acquisition of two-year-old Swiss company Numonyx B.V. in an all-stock transaction valued at about $1.2 billion (U.S.). Under the agreement, Micron issued approximately 138 million shares of Micron common stock to ...

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Company seeks geothermal leases in S. Idaho

A Nevada geothermal energy developer with projects around the globe is seeking a pair of leases on land near the Magic Reservoir in southern Idaho. Ormat Technologies Inc. has requested leases on public land managed by the Bureau of Land ...

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Balance needed in finding energy solutions (access required)

Demonizing energy sources such as nuclear energy and coal while romanticizing alternative forms such as solar and wind “leads to nothing but bad decisions,” the Idaho National Laboratory’s director told Bonneville County business and government leaders. Speaking at an April ...

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