Stories tagged: Idaho National Laboratory
Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Experimental Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours Friday
Federal officials in eastern Idaho say the first nuclear reactor to produce a usable amount of electricity will be open for free guided tours starting Friday.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 9 p.m.
Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site
A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Department of Energy gives ‘excellent’ rating to Idaho lab
Federal officials gave the Idaho National Laboratory positive ratings and determined it earned 97 percent of the total available fee in a recent performance evaluation.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Idaho National Laboratory upgrades power grid testing area
Idaho National Laboratory’s electric grid testing area underwent recent upgrades to its infrastructure, allowing researchers to conduct full-scale experiments with new technology aimed at modernizing power systems.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
U.S. restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years
Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation’s nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse
An 890-square-mile federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Tests making progress for Idaho nuclear waste treatment
Federal officials say testing of a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate is making progress …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Officials removing radioactive waste from Idaho facility
Work has begun to remove 5,700 cubic yards of radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility, officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Cleanup at Idaho nuclear landfill on hold after pit collapse
BOISE, Idaho – Some cleanup efforts at a nuclear waste landfill in eastern Idaho are on hold while workers try to figure out what caused a collapse in a dig …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Nuclear site cleanup efforts paying off for East Idaho aquifer
Scientists say a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Officials approve funding for $90M cybersecurity center
Idaho state officials approve the use of $90 million worth of bonds for the construction of two new buildings at a federal research facility
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Idaho National Laboratory’s economic impact grows in 2016
The Idaho National Laboratory contributed $1.9 billion to the state’s economic output in fiscal year 2016, about 20 percent more than 2015.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
INL to take part in manufacturing efficiency research
The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to help research how to increase manufacturing efficiency.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
INL helps develop wireless electric vehicle charging system
The Idaho National Laboratory has helped develop a system to wirelessly charge electric vehicles.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Idaho museum to open for nuclear reactor’s 65th anniversary
The Idaho National Laboratory is opening its Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum to celebrate 65 years since the reactor first made electricity.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Court orders feds to turn over Idaho nuclear waste documents
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy to make available to the court documents sought by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus involving nuclear waste shipments to eastern …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 10:16 p.m.
Feds streamline medical benefits for former INL workers
Certain former Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West workers are finally eligible to receive streamlined medical benefits and other compensation for radiation exposure, federal officials said Tuesday.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
E. Idaho scientists double check groundwater test results
Down a gravel road south of U.S. Highway 20, amid sagebrush and grasses, a small encampment had been set up Wednesday morning.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Feds will miss cleanup deadline at E. Idaho nuclear facility
Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Idaho listed as possible site for nuclear waste storage
The U.S. Department of Energy lists the Idaho National Laboratory as a possible site for storing about 1,300 dump truck loads of low level radioactive waste.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Small nuclear reactors could be coming to eastern Idaho
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the building of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Beatrice Brailsford: Nuclear waste deal wrong for Idaho
At the beginning of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy succeeded in wresting a preliminary agreement from Idaho’s governor and attorney general to allow two shipments of “research quantities” of …
Fri., March 6, 2015
Andrus, Batt fight plan to bring spent nuclear fuel rods to Idaho for research
BOISE – Former Idaho Govs. Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt fired off a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy on Thursday threatening a federal lawsuit over a deal between …
Wed., Dec. 31, 2014
Toddler shoots, kills mother in North Idaho Wal-Mart
A nuclear research scientist died Tuesday after her 2-year-old son pulled a loaded pistol from her purse and shot her while she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store in Hayden. …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 30, 2014, 10:42 p.m.
Woman’s 2-year-old son accidentally shoots, kills her at Hayden Wal-Mart
HAYDEN, Idaho — A 29-year-old woman is dead after her 2-year-old son got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 3:33 p.m.
Sodium fire reported at Idaho National Lab
An employee believed to have been burned in a fire caused by a sodium reaction at the Idaho National Laboratory has been released from a hospital, with physicians reporting they …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2011
More tests in radiation leak; container blamed
BOISE – All 16 workers exposed to radiation at the Idaho National Laboratory were allowed to go home following the incident, which officials Wednesday said likely resulted from decades-old plutonium …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Waste shipments concern Andrus
BOISE – Former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus said he’s troubled by a new deal that would allow even small amounts of nuclear waste to be shipped to eastern Idaho. Andrus …
Tue., May 18, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
Raul Labrador stresses cost-cutting, energy in economic plan
Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2009, 12:20 p.m.
Authorities say toxic gas may have leaked at INL
Officials with the Idaho National Laboratory say emergency workers are responding to a report of a possible toxic gas leak.