On Wednesday, Gov. Brad Little and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden signed an agreement with the DOE to give the DOE a way to address violations of its 1995 nuclear waste disposal. The agreement gives INL a one-time waiver of 25 commercial spent nuclear fuel rods, or about 100 pounds, from the Byron Nuclear Engineering Station in Illinois. The Ministry of Energy benefits from the recent agreement because instead of having to process all radioactive liquid waste before bringing quantities of spent fuel to research, as stipulated in the 1995 agreement, it only needs to prove, subject to the exception, that it can process some of the liquid waste and achieve additional processing targets before it has the right to introduce more research into spent fuel. We are writing today to express our appreciation for the Department of Energy`s efforts to reach an agreement with Governor Little and Attorney General Wasden on the preservation of quantities of spent nuclear fuel and the management of spent nuclear fuel for advanced test reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory. While these agreements contribute to dynamic nuclear energy research and development within the Idaho National Laboratory, they also require measures to further protect Idaho`s environment. We also call on the Department to take additional steps to support the 1995 agreement on the elimination of irradiated nuclear fuels, which are stored in the Idaho National Laboratory until January 1, 2035. According to the Idaho INL monitoring program, there were 261 tonnes of heavy metals from spent fuel, 65,000 cubic metres of transuranian waste stored, 62,000 cubic metres of transuracian waste buried, about 2 million gallons of highly radioactive waste and 3,700 cubic metres (dry liquid waste), already stored at the INL, came into office when Governor Batt took office. Until the settlement agreement, there was no legally binding obligation to remove this waste from Idaho until Governor Batt reached out with federal officials. I thank you for your cooperation in the development of these agreements and for taking our question into consideration. The new agreement aims to solve research and sanitation problems. DOE is committed to starting processing EBR II sodium fuel pins, which are now stored at INL, in HalEU (High Assay Low Enriched Uranium) fuel materials for reactors.