Stories tagged: idaho national laboratory
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
The biggest threat to the nation’s primary lab for nuclear research is a prohibition from bringing in small quantities of spent nuclear fuel for research, the lab’s director said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the United States’ primary cybersecurity facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory aren’t always answered, and photos by outsiders …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to help research how to increase manufacturing efficiency.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
The Idaho National Laboratory has helped develop a system to wirelessly charge electric vehicles.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …