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.
Ensure the nation's energy security with safe, competitive, and sustainable energy systems and unique national and homeland security capabilities.
By 2015, INL will be the pre-eminent nuclear energy laboratory with synergistic, world-class, multi-program capabilities and partnerships.
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.
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.
Leading a senior management team of eighteen is Laboratory Director John J. Grossenbacher, a Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.), a Naval Academy graduate and one of the nation's most respected leaders. At the time of his retirement from the Navy, Mr. Grossenbacher commanded all United States submarine forces.
The world's first usable amount of electricity from nuclear energy was generated in Idaho in 1951.