Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
One of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest research centers. It is also the nation’s first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. Research includes alternative energy systems; environmental risk and economic impact assessments; hazardous waste site analysis and remediation planning; electrometallurgical treatment to prepare spent nuclear fuel for disposal; and new technologies for decontaminating and decommissioning aging nuclear reactors.
Argonne is operated by the University of Chicago for U.S. Department of Energy