INL to Make Changes After DOE Report


(IDAHO FALLS) – The Idaho National Laboratory is making some changes after receiving a report from the U.S. Department of Energy, which showed the INL’s Tactical Response Team was not in compliance with federal regulations.

In a Nov. 30 report, inspectors found problems with equipment, coordination and communication, according to The Post Register.

Tom Middleton, INL Director of Security, said the response force would do everything required to bolster security.

“We are not weak in the protection of special nuclear material or our training,” Middleton told the newspaper.

The report detailed the problems as lacking sires and public address systems, lacking coordination with outside law enforcement agencies and not inviting other agencies to take part in yearly training exercises, among other issues.

The INL will not be fined for the issues but must fix them before June 30.

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