INL plans $85 million expansion

Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 10:47:51-04

The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to build two new facilities at its Idaho Falls campus, at an estimated cost of $85 million.

The Post Register reports the two proposed buildings would house the laboratory's growing cybersecurity program and a next-generation supercomputer.

The buildings are planned for vacant property owned by the Idaho State Board of Education. Lab officials pitched the new facilities to the Board of Education last month and to Gov. "Butch" Otter's Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission last week. Both groups have supported the proposal.

The lab must now obtain legislative approval before moving forward. The project is slated for completion in 2018 or 2019.

(by Associated Press)