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March 8, 2013
Idaho State University's National Geothermal Student Competition team presenting their research findings at the 2012 Geothermal Resources Council spring/summer meeting. | Photo courtesy of the Geothermal Resources Council.
University Competition Leads to Geothermal Breakthroughs

Learn how students are leading groundbreaking research to help expand the development of America's vast geothermal energy resources.

February 18, 2013
EA-1901: Draft Environmental Assessment

Kootenai River White Sturgeon and Burbot Hatcheries Project, Bonners Ferry, Boundary County, Idaho

January 22, 2013
The Society of American Military Engineers focuses on the Idaho site’s environmental cleanup in the latest issue of its publication, The Military Engineer. This photo of the Engineering Test Reactor, which was decommissioned and demolished at the Idaho site, is featured in the story.
Idaho Site’s Cold War Cleanup Takes Center Stage in Publication

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – An association with more than 29,000 members featured an in-depth article on EM’s extensive Cold War legacy cleanup at the Idaho site in the current issue of its publication, The Military Engineer.

December 27, 2012
Idaho Waste Retrieval Facility Begins New Role

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A waste retrieval facility constructed over a former buried radioactive waste disposal cell, known as Pit 9, at the Idaho site has been repurposed for treating 6,000 drums of sludge waste left over from the Cold War weapons program.

November 30, 2012
Inspection Report: INS-O-13-02

Tactical Response Force Pursuit Operations at Idaho National Laboratory

November 23, 2012
As part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program, the U.S. conducted extensive research showing that nuclear fission could power an aircraft. The research involved a series of Heat Transfer Reactor Experiments (HTREs), which tested if different types of jet engines could be run by nuclear power. In 1955, however, the project was cancelled, and a safe, operational prototype aircraft was never developed. In this 1988 photo, the two HTRE reactors are shown in transport to Idaho National Laboratory's EBR-1 visitor center, where they remain today. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Not Your Typical Jet Engine

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

November 8, 2012
Workers demolish the Test Area North Hot Shop Complex, shown here.
Idaho Site Closes Out Decontamination and Decommissioning Project about $440 Million under Cost

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) successfully closed out a $796 million nuclear facility decontamination and decommissioning project. The work was completed about $440 million under cost.

October 4, 2012
Department of Energy Cites Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.

October 2, 2012
In this photo taken in the 1970s, INL’s Richard Dickson is measuring background radiation levels using ionization chambers. | Photo courtesy of Richard Dickson.
Farewell ERDA, Hello Energy Department

Learning to adapt: 35 years ago, the Energy Research and Development Administration became part of the new Department of Energy. INL's Richard Dickson recalls the big change.

September 25, 2012
DOE extends the Idaho Cleanup Project Contract for Three Years

Idaho Falls, ID - The U.S. Department of Energy has extended by three years its contract with the company currently operating the Idaho Cleanup Project at the department’s Idaho Site.