IDAHO FALLS -- A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.
Lab officials say the 148,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated on Tuesday at the Idaho National Laboratory's Research and Education Campus can be reconfigured depending on the project.
The three-story facility also includes a meeting center for educational events.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson attended the event and says the world-class research facility will attract world-class scientists.
Gov. Butch Otter also took part and says the facility will help Idaho National Laboratory continue as a top regional and national energy-research hub.
U.S. Department of Energy officials say the facility can help companies gain knowledge to beat overseas competitors.