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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.

September 13, 2012
Pictured here is the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit's off-gas filter following the June incident.
Idaho Site Launches Corrective Actions Before Restarting Waste Treatment Facility

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho site and its cleanup contractor have launched a series of corrective actions they will complete before safely resuming startup operations at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) following an incident in June that caused the new waste treatment facility to shut down.

August 20, 2012
Cement trucks transport a specially formulated grout that is pumped into two underground waste tanks at the Savannah River Site as part of work to close the massive structures.
Revitalized Board Lays Out New Path amid EM’s Recent Underground Tank Waste Successes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A board charged with advancing the cleanup of underground waste storage tanks met this month to establish new working groups and draw lessons from recent successes at the Savannah River and Idaho sites.

August 9, 2012
Brandalin Barnes, left, is a nuclear technician student at Idaho State University's Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC). Her summer internship at INL provided experience at the lab's operating nuclear facilities.
Internships Give Nuclear Technician Students Hands-on Experience

At Idaho National Lab, interns are receiving real experience in nuclear systems and operations.

July 19, 2012
Participants in the 2012 Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility Users Week, held at Idaho National Laboratory in June. | Photo courtesy of the Idaho National Laboratory
The Internet Café of the Nuclear World

At the Idaho National Laboratory, students and scientists can stop by to conduct hands-on research with nuclear research reactors.

July 2, 2012
Inspection Report: INS-O-12-02

Management of Explosives at Selected Department Sites

June 20, 2012
Idaho waste treatment facility startup testing suspended to evaluate system response

IDAHO FALLS, ID- On Saturday, June 16, startup testing was suspended at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Site.

June 12, 2012
Students practice hooking out -- or removing -- DNA from a strawberry sample at Idaho National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of INL.
Female Scientists, Engineers Open Students' Eyes to Career Options

More than six dozen middle school girls visited INL to learn about career options in science and engineering at the annual My Amazing Future event organized by Idaho Women in Nuclear.