Celebrating six decades of nuclear research

blue glow of the research reactor core in use.After more than 60 years of operation, Washington State University’s nuclear reactor continues to play an important role advancing scientific research both in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

The Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics (TRIGA) reactor generates 1 million watts (1 MW) of power annually. It first went critical in 1961 and remains the only research reactor in the state of Washington.

Located inside the Dodgen Research Facility on the WSU Pullman campus, the reactor is … Continue reading Celebrating six decades of nuclear research