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National lab is cheerleader and umpire for reactors' future

SCOVILLE, Idaho — Nuclear power for the grid was born here in 1951, when an experimental reactor's football-sized core sent current flowing to a quartet of lightbulbs at the isolated government laboratory on Idaho's southeast desert. And the nuclear industry's future may be written here, as well — at least key parts of it — inside the Energy Department's Idaho National Laboratory testing complex.

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