AECOM is part of the management and operations team at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to help maintain the laboratory’s national leadership in nuclear power and other scientific programs. Located near Idaho Falls in eastern Idaho, INL is one of only 10 multi-program national laboratories owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and it also serves as a national environmental research park. INL is geographically the largest, covering nearly 570,000 acres of land. As with its sister laboratories, INL performs work in support of each of DOE’s strategic theme areas: energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery, and environmental responsibility.
The multi-program laboratory serves as the nation’s command center for advanced nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment. INL is also home to the unparalleled Advanced Test Reactor along with assets related to allied post-irradiation examination, fuel fabrication, materials testing, and development.
INL helped develop radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG) for deep space probes and heart pacemaker batteries arising from its mission to become the preeminent national laboratory for tomorrow’s energy systems including both nuclear and space power. The batteries were used for a voyage to Jupiter’s moons and the New Horizon’s trip to Pluto.