Idaho Falls, ID — Eastern Idaho will be home to a new $1.65 billion Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) facility to handle fuel waste from the U.S. fleet of nuclear-powered warships, according to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Energy.
The NRF will be located at the Naval Reactors facility on the Energy Department’s southeastern Idaho site, also site of the Idaho National Laboratory – the country’s premier nuclear research laboratory. Officials say the new facility will operate through 2060 and can handle new type of spent-fuel shipping container which is currently not possible at its current facility.*
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