INL News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018
Idaho and INL roll out red carpet for new nuclear industry
Advanced nuclear supply chain workshop comes to Idaho Falls
Building on our 70-year legacy of nuclear energy innovation, Idaho National Laboratory, with Regional Economic Development Eastern Idaho (REDI), is gathering community and business professionals from across Idaho, the West and parts of Canada for a special nuclear supplier workshop. The Ready4Nuclear Western U.S. & Canada Nuclear Suppliers Workshop is being held May 15-16 at INL’s Meeting Center.
The nuclear supply chain for an emerging advanced reactor market is a multibillion dollar enterprise. Workshop participants will discuss building a regional supply chain cluster, what nuclear reactor companies need, becoming an approved vendor, and global export markets.
“We have an incredible opportunity to develop and deploy advanced nuclear reactors, and build the regional economy as companies participate in a lucrative global supply chain,” said INL Laboratory Director Mark Peters. “This workshop is an important step in forming the private-public partnerships that will usher in a new era of economic prosperity.”
Workshop sponsors include: REDI, NuScale Power, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Consulate General of Canada/Seattle, Ontario, Canada-Ministry of International Trade, Atos, Maidana Research, Curtiss-Wright, Idaho Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council.
More information about the workshop can be found at ready4nuclear.org.
Media representatives interested in attending should plan to be at the INL Meeting Center at 10:30 a.m.
What: Media availability to interview workshop organizers
When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15
Where: INL Meeting Center, 775 University Blvd. Idaho Falls, ID
INL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.