EBR-I open for limited hours on Friday, Jan. 11

January 8, 2019

By INL Media Relations

EBR-I open for limited hours on Friday, Jan. 11

Looking for a winter day trip? Experimental Breeder Reactor I, located 50 miles west of Idaho Falls on U.S. 20, will be open to the public Friday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The reactor was completed in 1951 and became the first nuclear reactor to produce a usable amount of electricity on Dec. 20, 1951. EBR-I was operated until late 1963 and decommissioned in 1964. It was dedicated as a Registered National Historic Landmark on Aug. 25, 1966, by President Lyndon Johnson and Glenn Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

Winter is the off-season for the museum, but it will be open Jan. 11. No reservations are necessary. Guided tours will start on the hour. Self-guided tours are also available. There is no cost. If you have questions or want more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 208-526-0050.



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Posted January 8, 2019

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