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Old 04-16-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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Rep. Simpson's office has released info about increased funding and more new jobs in 2014 (and probably beyond).

Per the P.R. ~ 140 jobs have been filled since 1/1/2014 to today. Another 170 expected before 12/31/2014.

It appears the jobs are in Nuclear, renewable energy and Homeland Security. And they aren't temporary, they are expanding additional work.


Good News for I. F. Metro and hopefully Butte County too.

Check INL.Gov or your favorite news source for more info about these scientific jobs. :!:

This is the first time in about four years BAE will have added a net 300+ jobs!

MSR
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:04 AM
 
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I read the story also on PR, on-line today during lunch. I guess i better update my resume to get it ready. I'll have to find a area where i will be able to apply, do have a few years, but never should put it off. I'll do somemore research to find a area where i can use my Shipyard experience on the Non-Nuclear side.
Scott
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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Lightbulb It Appears Some Didn't Connect the Dots

Some recent posts by some who appear to have missed a lot of the news the past year have made me wonder if others understand the basics about where INL's Energy Innovation Labs and work areas were built and why.

Notice a few posts back when numbers of those hired in 2014 were written.

Check out what INL says about their new buildings and labs. INL's Energy Innovation Laboratory - Idaho National Laboratory Research Fact Sheet


MSR
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Default Geothermal Energy Research? FORGE Project - INL 1 of 5 Sites Being Considered

INL and CAES are one of five sites being considered for the FORGE research. The selection process will eliminate two potential sites by 2016. This would be a nice addition for CAES and the Idaho Energy Corridor. Please add the cool map,! If someone saw the story. Idaho is considered by many to be the best fit.

Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort | Department of Energy
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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I think this is a little more clear that INL ' S team includes scientists from other National Labs and various universities. MIT had an article about their work with INL.

As usual, 3/4 of ID'S delegation to D.C. are represented here.

Idaho National Laboratory-Led Forge Team Wins Geothermal Energy Award for Research - James E Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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Default INL Could Generate Electricity for Millions, if Selected

NPG just made this available.

Idaho competing for next generation geothermal research observatory | News - Home

We always say INL makes Idaho Falls different than any other Idaho city. For me, it's the research, collaborations around the U.S. and some International Countries, and how many different types of research, technology application, and technology transfers our neighbors or others we know have the capability to add to the knowledge base, that make Idaho Falls different than many similar cities. Most people don't truly comprehend how many Ph.D and Masters level scientists, engineers and other live here. The high amount of advanced degrees and accompanying salaries require different things in Idaho Falls compared to Meridian or Twin Falls and even Boise.

I think more development in SRL would help
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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This is probably repetitive in some Geothermal content. Nonetheless, I'm adding it given the location of the other four groups competing for this research, area jobs etc. The other states competing include a National Lab in Calif, OR (a site, PNNL in Richland, WA manages), a southern NV location associated with the Air Force and Testing Grounds and a University of Utah managed site in Millard, Utah.

INL to lead geothermal energy project | Video - Home

I really like the design of this research. Someone knows something about study designs, IMO! The Dept. of Energy benefits from five locations each investing the $400,000 they earned in 2015, into more data for analysis to select the site most ready to address all the work required in the final award. In 2016, only three locations will be awarded payments and continue working for the contract. The DOE gets all the info for all five sites at what I believe is a relatively cheap cost.

In many ways, I see this investment of assessing the possibilities of utilizing Geothermal to electricity, as one of the most productive efforts to obtain more knowledge about Geothermal capabilities in the U.S.

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:51 AM
 
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Hi, Juneau…
I hope you check this old thread.
Re-reading it reminded me of some old stuff about your neck of the woods that might explain the mysterious airstrip.

As i mentioned back in 2013, back in WWII, part of your part of the Arco desert was a Naval gunnery range, where the big guns on the last of the battleships were tested. Pocatello became the assembly point for the guns. The reason why this area was selected was the same as why the Hanford site in E. Washington became the place that made the fuel for the first A-bomb; both are so remote that even if a spy was to somehow learn of them, he would have had a hell of a time finding either.

That old gunnery range is long gone, but because the Navy knew of it, what once worked for testing cannons became just as good for testing Naval reactors for ships. And there was a lot of hoodoo that must have surrounded both.

Having a small landing strip back then would have been a mighty quiet way of slipping in and out a public official, or an intelligence officer, or an Admiral like Rickover as a way of avoiding spies.

While we don't think much about spies these days, back in WWII, there were plenty of them out here, and there were plenty of saboteurs, too. The mines here, in Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado had lots of Germans who worked them, but their loyalties were still with their motherland.
The copper mines in Butte and outside Salt Lake City were seriously protected, as the copper that came out of them actually did more to defeat the Axis than the A-bombs did. Germans knew about everything there was to know about them, and all the other mines that produced vitally needed ores.

So there's a dark conspiracy or two for you- who knows what kind of old skullduggery went on out there in the sagebrush? For sure, neither side was going to say a damn thing about whatever victories or defeats, or spoiled attempts at either, went on in those years, especially in a place as remote as Atomic City.

Atomic City came to be because it was a good accessible spot in the desert from the south, and the string of hills that runs down the eastern corridor of our state was once full of bandits on the move, using trails only they knew about.

Those trails were probably used later by miners who were Wobblies being hunted for their wildcat strikes in the mines, by the anarchists who arrived here from Seattle and came inland, and all sorts of shadowy folks who need to sneak in and sneak out, going to other places. Atomic City wasn't around then, but the crossroads was, and there's always a devil waiting at the crossroads.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:46 AM
 
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Hi, Juneau…
I hope you check this old thread.
Re-reading it reminded me of some old stuff about your neck of the woods that might explain the mysterious airstrip.

As i mentioned back in 2013, back in WWII, part of your part of the Arco desert was a Naval gunnery range, where the big guns on the last of the battleships were tested. Pocatello became the assembly point for the guns. The reason why this area was selected was the same as why the Hanford site in E. Washington became the place that made the fuel for the first A-bomb; both are so remote that even if a spy was to somehow learn of them, he would have had a hell of a time finding either.

That old gunnery range is long gone, but because the Navy knew of it, what once worked for testing cannons became just as good for testing Naval reactors for ships. And there was a lot of hoodoo that must have surrounded both.

Having a small landing strip back then would have been a mighty quiet way of slipping in and out a public official, or an intelligence officer, or an Admiral like Rickover as a way of avoiding spies.

While we don't think much about spies these days, back in WWII, there were plenty of them out here, and there were plenty of saboteurs, too. The mines here, in Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado had lots of Germans who worked them, but their loyalties were still with their motherland.
The copper mines in Butte and outside Salt Lake City were seriously protected, as the copper that came out of them actually did more to defeat the Axis than the A-bombs did. Germans knew about everything there was to know about them, and all the other mines that produced vitally needed ores.

So there's a dark conspiracy or two for you- who knows what kind of old skullduggery went on out there in the sagebrush? For sure, neither side was going to say a damn thing about whatever victories or defeats, or spoiled attempts at either, went on in those years, especially in a place as remote as Atomic City.

Atomic City came to be because it was a good accessible spot in the desert from the south, and the string of hills that runs down the eastern corridor of our state was once full of bandits on the move, using trails only they knew about.

Those trails were probably used later by miners who were Wobblies being hunted for their wildcat strikes in the mines, by the anarchists who arrived here from Seattle and came inland, and all sorts of shadowy folks who need to sneak in and sneak out, going to other places. Atomic City wasn't around then, but the crossroads was, and there's always a devil waiting at the crossroads.
Interesting story Mike. Thank you for posting the information on the area of Atomic City.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:14 AM
 
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There are lots of stories about the past most folks don't hear much anymore.
This neck of the woods was once thick with moonshiners during the Depression. Shine made more money than crops for a lot of small farmers, and there are hundreds of tales about the moonshiners. Idaho moonshine was shipped by the barrelfulls to Salt Lake City and on to Denver, to the coast, and on to the midwest. A lot of our spuds, wheat and rye was converted into spirits back then, and most had excellent reputations for safety and quality.

Lots of those gunny sacks with "Idaho Potatoes" printed on them sloshed when picked up.
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