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Idaho National Engineering Laboratory [INEL]
Power Burst Facility (PBF)

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is located in a rural, sparsely populated sector of southeastern Idaho. The eastern boundary of INEL is 23 miles west of Idaho Falls, and the site covers 571,000 acres (893 square miles). INEL was established in 1949 as the National Reactor Testing Station. It contains the largest concentration of nuclear reactors in the world.

The Power Burst Facility (PBF) was established to test reactor fuels under abnormal conditions. The facility is in operational shutdown. The reactor fuel is currently stored in the PBF canal.


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