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14 Demonstrating new capabilities In the event of a radiological emergency specially trained first responders need effective proven methods of reconstructing the event. This year INL conducted the nations first demonstrations of realistic radiological dispersal devices providing federal agencies with scientific experimentation that advances nuclear forensics and measurement capabilities in the U.S. Testing vehicle charging strategies INLs Electric Vehicle Infrastructure EVI laboratory provides independent third-party testing and standardization necessary to ensure accuracy and consistency among EV charging products. EVI testing ensures that levels of efficiency meet industry standards charging systems work consistently across brands and other criteria. The lab recently underwent significant expansion and now includes conductive and wireless charging devices for a regular home outlet 120 volt AC a heavy-duty home outlet 240 volt AC and a vehicle fast-charging unit 480 volt AC. It has enough charging stations to handle eight vehicles at once. More than 20 different charging systems have been analyzed at INLs EVI lab whose researchers collaborate with teams across the country to develop and validate codes and standards for safe efficient charging stations. CapabilitiesGROWING Training radiological first responders INL developed a hands-on training program for first responders. The course introduced different methods for managing incidents involving radiation both accidental and malevolent. The pilot course was presented at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany New York by a team of instructors from the lab. This facility was chosen for the pilot because of its realistic urban training environment which allows first responders to put into practice skills and techniques they learned during the training. This is a demonstration of a process for fabricating nuclear fuel.