The Energy Department’s amazing network of 17 National Laboratories are spread throughout our great nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific so it can be a quite a challenge to visit each one. However, our leadership is up to the task!
For instance, Secretary Perry recently trekked to California for a whirlwind tour of National Labs in the Bay Area including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, Sandia National Labs’ California campus, and SLAC Lab. The Secretary checked out the world’s largest laser, saw some of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet, and peeked at X-ray tech that fires 120 pulses per second.
Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes went to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, touring the High Flux Isotope Reactor, one of America’s leading facilities for making medical, industrial, and research isotopes.