DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities

All Defense Nuclear Facilities fall under the ownership and jurisdiction of the Department of Energy. Click the site names below to see detailed descriptions.

Hanford INL LLNL NNSS Rocky LANL SNL WIPP West Mound Fernald Pantex Y-12 SRS DNFSB Sites

Idaho National Laboratory

Vital Stats

LocationIdaho Falls, ID
WebsiteIdaho National Laboratory
Primary FunctionResearch and development under the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and major waste retrieval and remediation activities under the DOE Office of Environmental Management.
Ongoing OperationsStorage of spent nuclear fuel; retrieval and shipment of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for disposal; treatment of radioactive liquid waste; storage and eventual treatment of calcined high-level waste.
Idaho National Laboratory (INEEL)


Idaho National Laboratory (Idaho Falls, ID) - In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense. The Board's primary interest is in the Idaho Cleanup Project which addresses the safe storage of used nuclear fuel and calcined high-level radioactive waste; treatment of sodium-bearing radioactive liquid waste; and safe retrieval and repackaging of transuranic waste for offsite disposal at DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.