Idaho’s Nuclear Navy

November 30th, 2023

IDAHO Public Television


Idaho’s Nuclear Navy

In the early fifties, the U.S. Navy under the leadership of Admiral Hyman Rickover was hard at work developing a nuclear-powered engine to drive submarines and aircraft carriers. The efforts created the Naval Reactors Facility in the desert outside Idaho Falls. Idaho Experience working with the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office will tell Idaho’s part in creating the U.S. Nuclear Navy.

Idaho's Nuclear Navy