Officials at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho say they are providing more tours of the facility to allay concerns about nuclear power following the earthquake and tsunami that resulted in radioactive releases from a nuclear plant in Japan.
The ongoing crisis at the stricken, decades-old Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Japan has focused attention on the safety of plants elsewhere in the world.
Don Miley, the INL’s tour director, says what’s going on in Japan has raised a lot of fear as well as misinformation concerning nuclear power.
The INL has already given more than 100 tours this year. Nearly 200 tours took place last year. (AP)