Stories tagged: Idaho National Laboratory
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
The land, which belongs to the U.S. Department of Energy, is commonly known as the Idaho National Laboratory site. In Idaho Falls, they simply call it “The Site.”
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear research lab say they want to eliminate 99 employees and hope they will take a voluntary separation agreement.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to help research how to increase manufacturing efficiency.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
The Idaho National Laboratory has helped develop a system to wirelessly charge electric vehicles.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 …