b'GROWING CapabilitiesINL continues to build its infrastructure and advanced tools for state-of-the-art research. Diverse capabilities allow INL to respond to todays nuclear energy challenges and to serve as a multiprogram laboratory with broad competencies for addressing the nations current and future energy goals.Testing Commercial FuelByron Nuclear Generating Station to The state of Idaho and DOE signed acomplete fuel research and development. Supplemental Agreement to the 1995The resumption of research quantities Idaho Settlement Agreement thatof commercial fuel shipments is an reaffirms their commitment to removeimportant step in supporting INLs role waste and special nuclear materialsas the nations nuclear energy laboratory, from the state while supporting INLsand in developing safer and more ability to meet its nuclear energyefficient nuclear reactor fuels. INL will research and development mission. Thebe allowed to receive future shipments 2019 agreement allows INL to receiveof research quantities of commercial 25 used nuclear fuel rods from thespent nuclear fuel as long as DOE complies with the other provisions of the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement, as well as conditions of the 2019 Supplemental Agreement.Collaborating in the Desert The new Research Collaboration Building adjacent to INLs Materials & Fuels Complex has 28 offices for researchers, Nuclear Science User Facilities staff and long-term visitors. Five collaboration stations and 23 workstations will allow INL scientists to work with researchers and students visiting from universities or other research institutions. There also is a small non radiation laboratory for developing and testing instruments before they are installed in a radiological facility. Another bonus: Researchers in the building can monitor research equipment at INLs Irradiated Material Characterization Laboratory, which resides at the other end of the MFC campus. 12'