Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Oversight Agreements

A major responsibility of the INL Oversight Program is to ensure DOE’s compliance with legal agreements, including the 1995 Settlement Agreement requiring nuclear waste to be treated and removed from Idaho. Access information on each of the legal agreements currently in effect below.

To learn about progress toward meeting the agreements' requirements, visit the following websites:

1995 Settlement Agreement: Overview & FAQs

In October of 1995, the state of Idaho, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Department of Energy reached agreement (most often called the Settlement Agreement) settling a lawsuit filed by the state to prevent shipment of spent nuclear fuel to the INL for storage. Learn more.

Navy Addendum to 1995 Settlement Agreement

The state of Idaho and the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program agreement (Addendum to 1995 Settlement Agreement) extends the nuclear Navy operations at the INL beyond 2035. Learn more.

2008 Agreement to Implement U.S. District Court Order dated May 25, 2006

In 2008, the State of Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy finalized an agreement outlining a cleanup plan for buried waste at the INL.  Learn more.

Memorandum of Agreement Concerning  Research Quantities of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel

In 2011, the State of Idaho and the U.S. Deparment of Energy finalized a Memorandum of Understanding settting out conditions under which INL my receive limited research quantities of used commercial fuel.  Learn more.