Nuclear Radiation Center

Completed in 1961 at an initial total cost of $600,000, the NRC is the home of a 1.3 MW General Atomics TRIGA nuclear reactor, an 1000 Curie Cobalt-60 Irradiation Facility, and a Borated Neutron Capture Treatment (BNCT) facility.

We are located in the Dodgen Research Facility along with the Radiation Safety Office. The WSU Nuclear Radiation Center (WSUNRC) is the only research reactor in the state of Washington.

Filling a unique research role both in the state and the nation, the WSUNRC houses numerous experimental studies and projects. Among the uses of the facilities include the fields of: nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, geology, environmental sciences, archaeology, and forensic studies.

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Nuclear Radiation Center, PO Box 641300, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1300, 509-335-8641, Contact Us