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CapabilitiesNEW Strategic Infrastructure INL continues to build infrastructure and acquire advanced instrumentation and tools to develop demonstrate and deploy state-of-the-art research capabilities. Capability needs outlined in the U.S. Department of Energys Nuclear Energy Technology Roadmap help guide these efforts. INL initiated seven projects that work toward achieving the strategic infrastructure outlined in the INL Ten-Year Site Plan. Two of the projects were completed in FY 2011 and up to four additional projects will be initiated in FY 2012. Irradiated Materials Characterization Lab INL demonstrated considerable progress toward developing world-class post- irradiation examination capabilities in three main areas including the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory IMCL. By year-end the IMCL design was complete and construction was under way. The 8500-square- foot test bed for developing advanced characterization techniques will be a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility and will be operational by the end of calendar year 2012. The abundance of work and employees at the Materials and Fuels Complex that hosts this facility drove the need for new office space. The INL Campus Development Office completed construction of a new office building marking the first new office space at that facility in many years.Construction of the IMCL will conclude in 2012. 16