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WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) spoke at an Energy and Natural Resources hearing about the Idaho National Lab’s (INL) leadership on cyber security as well as nuclear energy.

“The Idaho National Lab, as everyone knows is the birthplace of nuclear energy in America and it’s been the flagship for nuclear energy for the world. Now, the flag’s going up for cyber because at the INL they have some unique capabilities that really call for them to be the flagship lab also for cybersecurity,” said Risch. “This is the result of their decades of experience in control systems. Since it was the birthplace of nuclear power, control systems played a very, very important role as they went forward building the 52 nuclear reactors that were built at the laboratory. Those control systems were critical, so they’ve got great expertise in that regard.”

Remarks have been lightly edited for clarity.

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