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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

U.S. Department of Energy
Work 902 Battelle Boulevard Richland WA 99354 United States Work Phone: 888-375-7665 Website: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute since 1965, is a Department of Energy national laboratory.

PNNL works to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations for innovation; increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil; prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; reduce environmental effects of human activity and create sustainable systems.

Unique facilities and programs at PNNL include:

The Chemical & Biological Signature Science Group within PNNL is an interdisciplinary group of approximately 50 biologists, chemists, and engineers that solve research and development challenges related to chemical and biological detection and forensics. Much of the work involves trace detection in complex samples including environmental, food, or biological samples, and is directed toward national security missions to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The Nonproliferation Systems Integration (WMD) division deals with international and domestic security, safeguards and nonproliferation issues.

PNNL has approximately 4,300 employees and had a FY14 business volume of $1.02 billion.


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Fentanyl Detection Standards Updated To Better Protect Frontline Responders

With the participation of 15 commercial vendors, submitting 20 different field portable opioid detection systems, this will result in a comprehensive reference library that will be provided to first responders who currently use these instruments at no cost and as a publicly accessible report on the performance assessment results.

$25 Million Award Will Support Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D, Education
PNNL will be part of a consortium of 12 universities and 10 national laboratories led by the Georgia Institute of Technology to develop new technologies and educational programs to support NNSA nuclear science, security and nonproliferation goals.



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