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Six common misconceptions about living in Idaho

June 4, 2020

By INL Media Relations

In the early days of Idaho National Laboratory (INL), when it was known as the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS), scientists all over the United States packed their bags and moved out to the desert of Idaho – many of them completely uncertain about what they would find there. Over time, they grew to love this place and call it home, and Idaho itself began growing and changing under the influences of brilliant minds from all over the world.

However, Idaho still has a relatively small population. With employees moving here from all over the world, it’s important to clear up a few common misconceptions about life in the Gem State.

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Posted June 4, 2020

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