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BEA contract extended five years

Published On: Mar 27 2014 05:02:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2014 06:47:27 PM CDT


Battelle Energy Alliance will manage the Idaho National Laboratory for five additional years.

Laboratory Director John Grossenbacher said the Department of Energy exercised an option in the company's original ten-year contract.   That contract was awarded to BEA in November 2004.

"This action is significant for all INL employees, and their hard work and dedication made it possible," said Laboratory Director John Grossenbacher. "They grew the capabilities of the lab, improved the infrastructure, strengthened our intellectual leadership, and accomplished world-class technology research, development, demonstration and deployment."

We'll have more information about the announcement coming up at 6 p.m. on Local News 8.