Nuclear R&D
An industrial laboratory and office complex a few miles outside of downtown Columbus that is the main lab and headquarters for Battelle, a nonprofit R&D lab with over 7,500 employees at several locations. Battelle partners with companies to develop new technologies, and has been involved in...
Navy nuclear propulsion lab, owned by the Department of Energy, and operated by Betchel. Engaged in research and development into nuclear propulsion plants, and has a lab and field test facility at the Naval Reactors Facility, within the Idaho National Engineering Lab, in Idaho. The installation...
A diversified federal R&D lab, involved in energy research, biomedical research and environmental science research, and one of the major particle accelerator facilities in the country. Established after WWII, Brookhaven was founded as part of the Department of Energy's nuclear and weapons...
Nuclear technology lab and test location, and a major radioactive material storage/disposal site. Located on 573,608 acres in southern Idaho, facilities include 52 nuclear reactors, 13 of which are still operable. The Navy's nuclear-powered submarine reactors are disposed of in a pit at INEL, as...
A 4,100-acre federal installation devoted to research into nuclear propulsion systems. Knolls designs and develops reactors used primarily in military submarines. Owned by the Department of Energy, and operated by Bechtel (formerly by  Lockheed Martin and General Electric), the lab has...
A naval nuclear R&D and training site, associated with the Department of Energy's nearby Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. This site has four land-based prototype reactors, like those used in nuclear powered submarines, which are used for research into developing improved nuclear propulsion...
One of the three principal federal nuclear labs, Lawrence Livermore National Lab is a complex of diverse facilities on a cramped 821 acres, at the edge of the suburban community of Livermore, California. The square plot of arid land (a former WWII airfield) is adjacent to a range of bare, rolling...
Owned by the Department of Energy and operated for many years by Monsanto and EG&G, the Mound Plant produced detonation devices for nuclear weapons and conducted research on nuclear fuels and isotope separation, starting in 1947. In 1993 the DOE decided to terminate all production at the plant...
Oak Ridge is a massive government laboratory complex and nuclear material processing plant constructed first during the Manhattan Project. Facilities constructed at the time included the largest building in the world, used to create a "mere" 100 pounds of Uranium 235 for the first few atomic bombs...
PNNL, located at Richland, Washington, is one of 10 U.S. Department of Energy national, multiprogram laboratories. Though it has shrunk from earlier times, PNNL is still a major lab, and employs about 3,600 staff members, with an annual budget of more than $200 million. PNNL conducts research in...
Located in Livermore, California, adjacent to the Lawrence Livermore National Lab Complex, this Sandia facility employs about 1,000 people. It was established in 1956 to support Lawrence Livermore's nuclear testing program (Sandia Lab, based at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico was established...
A test range and proving ground located in the bare, rolling Altamont Hills between the town of Tracy and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. One of the premier explosives R...
The first and only commercial spent-fuel rod reprocessing plant in the USA. Operated briefly between 1966 and 1972, by Nuclear Fuel Services Inc., the idea of reprocessing nuclear fuel in the United States was abandoned. Spent fuel rods sit in a pool of water, waiting for permanent disposal. The...