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About INL

In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.


Proving the principle of national energy and security solutions using world-class capabilities.


To sustain core technical capabilities and develop innovative solutions that secure and advance nuclear and other clean energy choices for our future.

Safety and Environmental Stewardship

The health and safety of every employee, both on and off-the-job, is critical to our mission, and we demonstrate world-leading safety behavior, safety performance and environmental stewardship. - more -

BEA and Partners

INL is operated for the Department of Energy (DOE) by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) and partners, each providing unique educational, management, research and scientific assets into a world-class national laboratory. - more -


Leading a senior management team of twenty-three is Laboratory Director John J. Grossenbacher, a Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.), and a Naval Academy graduate. At the time of his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Grossenbacher commanded all United States submarine forces. - more -

INL History

The world's first usable amount of electricity from nuclear energy was generated in Idaho in 1951. - more -

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2014 INL Laboratory Plan

This plan presents the strategic vision for INL.


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Visitor Information

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Ten-Year Site Plan

Check out what INL will look like over the next ten years.

Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office