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Experimental Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours Friday

ARCO, Idaho – Federal officials in eastern Idaho said the first nuclear reactor to produce a usable amount of electricity will be open for free guided tours starting Friday.

The Idaho National Laboratory said visitors can also tour the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I on their own by following the self-guided tour instructions.

The reactor is located about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls.

The reactor was completed in 1951 and was decommissioned in 1964.

In 1966, it became a National Historic Landmark. About 10,000 visitors toured the site last year.


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