At the Aquatic Research Laboratory, PNNL scientists explore solutions for our nation’s growing need for clean, renewable energy. Projects are focused on monitoring and predicting the impacts of hydropower development and operation on water.
PNNL's Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory (MCRL), is the only Department of Energy marine research facility. MCRL is working to help the nation achieve sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and coastal security.
Expertise in the 318 Building—the Radiological Exposures and Metrology (REM) Laboratory—supports health physics, radiation dosimetry, irradiation research design, Monte Carlo modeling, radiation biology, engineering, and radiography.
At PNNL’s Materials Science and Technology Building, researchers identify and predict degradation of materials in extreme environments, such as components within nuclear power plants, before damage leads to failure.
A diversity of radiological research and development—including advanced reactors, legacy waste clean-up, nuclear nonproliferation, medical isotopes and radiochemistry—is done in this Hazard Category II non-reactor nuclear research facility.