A new nuclear power plant
proposed near the Idaho-Oregon border cleared its first hurdle [today]
Monday. But, groundbreaking is still years away because many more local
and federal approvals are needed. [Correspondent Tom Banse reports.]
The down economy has one silver lining. Across the Northwest people are throwing away less trash these days. That's good for the environment, but it's also forcing some cities and counties to lay off landfill staff or raise dump prices.