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.

Fact sheets

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 and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), a U.S. Department of Energy facility (2004)pdf icon

Publications from NIOSH studies done at INEEL

An epidemiologic study of mortality and radiation-related risk of cancer among workers at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility. (2005)

Evaluation of data for DOE site remediation workers. (2000)pdf icon (47pages)

Risk of cancer after low doses of ionising radiation: retrospective cohort study in 15 countries. (2005)

The health effects of downsizing in the nuclear industry: findings at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. (2000) Final Report.pdf icon

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.

Related websites

Idaho National Laboratoryexternal icon

Medical screening programs available to workers

Building Trades National Medical Screening Programexternal icon
To learn more, call 1-800-866-9663

Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP)external icon
To learn more, call 513-367-1333

Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009