Idaho Falls, Idaho • About 3,700 workers at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho will stop reporting for work if the government shutdown continues.
About 2,600 workers with Battelle Energy Alliance will stop reporting for work Friday, and another 1,100 with Idaho Cleanup Project will be furloughed beginning Oct. 21, The Post Register reported (http://bit.ly/19pWmTj ).
It's unclear what will happen with another 600 employees at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
Idaho Department of Labor spokesman Will Jenson said about 25 percent of eastern Idaho's workforce is employed at the site.
Battelle Energy Alliance said employees can use personal leave to get paid during the curtailment.