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In Idaho Falls’ 159-year history, it would be hard to dispute the importance of May 18, 1949. That’s the day the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) announced the city as the location for its National Reactor Testing Station headquarters. In type size normally reserved for events like Pearl Harbor or [...]

In Idaho Falls’ 159-year history, it would be hard to dispute the importance of May 18, 1949. That’s the day the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) announced the city as the location for its National Reactor Testing Station headquarters. In type size normally reserved for events like Pearl Harbor or Kennedy’s assassination, the Post Register’s […]

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory has a long and rich history, dating back to its founding in 1949 as the National Reactor Testing Station. Over the years, the lab has played a major role in the development of nuclear energy and other technologies. Pieces of that history can [...]

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory has a long and rich history, dating back to its founding in 1949 as the National Reactor Testing Station. Over the years, the lab has played a major role in the development of nuclear energy and other technologies. Pieces of that history can be found in the most […]

History of INL
70 years ago on Dec. 20, 1951, Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) became the first power plant in the world to generate electricity using atomic energy. [...]
70 years ago on Dec. 20, 1951, Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) became the first power plant in the world to generate electricity using atomic energy.
History of INL
Several former INL interns turned employees talk about their time as EBR-I Atomic Museum tour guides. [...]
Several former INL interns turned employees talk about their time as EBR-I Atomic Museum tour guides.
History of INL
Although it's hard to calculate the total brainpower of INL over its history, it's impossible to imagine it without Bernice Paige. [...]
Although it's hard to calculate the total brainpower of INL over its history, it's impossible to imagine it without Bernice Paige.
History of INL
Much of the research occurring at Idaho National Laboratory focuses on science, however, INL is also home to history that has shaped the its work. [...]
Much of the research occurring at Idaho National Laboratory focuses on science, however, INL is also home to history that has shaped the its work.
Cultural Resources
A permanent “Way Out West” exhibit is scheduled to open Jan. 23, 2021 at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls. [...]
A permanent “Way Out West” exhibit is scheduled to open Jan. 23, 2021 at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.
History of INL
Two former residents of Idaho Falls and Arco have memories of the INL desert from when they were very, very young. [...]
Two former residents of Idaho Falls and Arco have memories of the INL desert from when they were very, very young.
Employee Profile
With ties to the lab dating back to the 1950s, two INL employees followed in their grandfather's footsteps by pursuing careers at the Site. [...]
With ties to the lab dating back to the 1950s, two INL employees followed in their grandfather's footsteps by pursuing careers at the Site.
Employee Profile
With roots to the lab dating back to 1955, one family of INL employees talk about their journeys and careers at the Site. [...]
With roots to the lab dating back to 1955, one family of INL employees talk about their journeys and careers at the Site.
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