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Idaho Nuclear Lab Director Takes Promotion, Will Leave Post

The director of a national nuclear research facility in Idaho is leaving the post. Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters announced Thursday that he is moving to a new role as executive vice president of laboratory operations for Battelle Energy Alliance. 

Battelle is a U.S. Department of Energy contractor that manages the Idaho National Laboratory as well as seven other national labs. Peters became the director of the Idaho National Laboratory in 2015. He said he plans to remain as director at the lab until Battelle selects a new director and Peters helps that person transition into the job.