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Idaho National Laboratory to hold public meeting in Boise on future of nuclear energy

By: - January 24, 2023 4:00 am
Idaho National Laboratory aerial view

As one of 17 national labs in the U.S. Department of Energy complex, the Idaho National Laboratory is home to more than 5,700 researchers and support staff. (Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy)

The Idaho National Laboratory will hold a public meeting for Treasure Valley residents to learn more about the future of nuclear energy, according to a press release.

The meeting and panel discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Boise State University Alumni and Friends Center, 1173 University Drive in Boise.

Building on an effort launched in 2019, the INL is holding a series of community discussions to answer the public’s questions.

“Carbon-free nuclear power is an important part of the world’s clean energy future, and INL is at the center of advanced nuclear research,” the press release said. “Come learn about the projects we’re working on, how we collaborate with industry and communities, and what nuclear can do besides make electricity.”

Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone to participate in interactive polling during the event, according to the press release. Attendees can also submit questions beforehand to [email protected].  Go to for directions to the Alumni and Friends Center, panelist biographies and other meeting information.


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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.