Near Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
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 Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Lost River Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
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 Prehistory and Recent History (about 300 feet away); EBR-I (approx. 2½ miles away).
Also see . . . Idaho National Laboratory - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 27, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 441 times since then. 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.