The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is allowing people to take a closer look in their nuclear contributions from over the years at the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) museum and on its new social media accounts, according to the INL.
The INL’s Experimental Breeder Reactor was completed in 1951 and produced the world’s first useable amount of electricity from nuclear power on Dec. 20 of the same year, according to the INL.
The reactor operated for 12 years before being decommissioned. However, 2 years after its decommission, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the reactor as a National Historic Landmark.
The Experimental Breeder Reactor-I has been open to the public since 1975 and has brought over a quarter million visitors from every state and dozens of foreign countries through its doors, according to the INL.
The INL is trying to make visiting the site more convenient for its visitors by providing information and images on its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will run like this through Labor Day weekend, according to the INL. The museum offers guided tours with an informational commentary, and it also allows individuals to tour at his or her own pace.