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Divine Strake cancelled


Idaho's Congressional delegation made a combined statement praising the federal government's decision to cancel the Divine Strake nuclear test in Nevada. Many Idahoans living in the area expressed concerns over the health effects such a test might cause, and sent thousands of comments to that effect to federal agencies in charge of the test. Sens. Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Reps. Mike Simpson and Bill Sali called the announcement welcome news. "While we agree that it is important to ensure that our country's defense capabilities remain sharp, this particular test raised a number of questions," they said, in a prepared statement.