Highway 20 heads east-west through empty landscapes in south-eastern Idaho. It's home to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and one can still see Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I), the first reactor to generate useable amounts of electricity from nuclear energy. On December 20, 1951, when it was first fired up, it lighted four light bulbs, and was later used to generate the electricity for its building until it was decommissioned in 1964.
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