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Near Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Nuclear Reactors

 
 
Nuclear Reactors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
1. Nuclear Reactors Marker
Inscription.  Since 1949, more nuclear reactors – over 50 of them – have been built on this plain than anywhere else in the world.

This 900-square-mile Idaho National Laboratory is the birthplace of the Nuclear Navy. Commercial power reactor prototypes, including reactors that breed more fuel than they consume were developed here. Also, internationally renown for its materials testing reactors and reactor programs, this laboratory has become a major research center for developing peaceful uses of atomic energy.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 297.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWar, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 43° 32.905′ N, 113° 0.482′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 20 at milepost 265,, 1.2 miles west of Van Buren
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Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Lost River Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost River (here, next to this marker); A Plain of Volcanoes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prehistory and Recent History (about 300 feet away); EBR-I (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Idaho National Laboratory - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 27, 2013.)
 
Nuclear Reactors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
2. Nuclear Reactors Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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