Occupational Energy Research Program
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Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)
INEEL has undergone many changes over the years. The area started out being used to test artillery in the 1940’s and later became the National Reactor Testing Station. In the 1970s, the site was designated a national laboratory. It was here that the technology was created to develop the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Many sailors trained at INEEL using submarine prototypes. Over the years, more than 50 nuclear reactors have been built and operated here – the largest concentration in the world. Today, INEEL is now INL, the Idaho National Laboratory. INL works to meet the nation's environmental, energy, nuclear technology, and national security needs.
Nuclear workers from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory have been included in a few NIOSH studies. Below are fact sheets that summarize some of the study findings for workers.
An epidemiologic study of mortality and radiation-related risk
of cancer among workers at the Idaho National Engineering
Laboratory (INEEL), a U.S. Department of Energy facility
Publications from NIOSH studies done at INEEL
Evaluation of data for DOE site remediation workers. (2000)
Publications from grant-funded studies done at INEEL
Wing S, Richardson D, Wolf S, Mihlan G, Crawford-Brown D, Wood J (2000). A case control study of multiple myeloma at four nuclear facilities. Ann Epidemiol 10: 144-153.
Medical screening programs available to workers
Building Trades National Medical
Worker Health Protection