Wolves recently were spotted outside the north fence of the Advanced Test Reactor Complex deep in the heart of the 890-square-mile Idaho National Laboratory in the Arco desert.
The wolves were spotted near the complex where the 250 megawatt nuclear test reactor is housed. Their presence was reported in an internal INL newsletter that cautioned workers that do field work, walk or jog outside the fence.
It shouldn't be any surprise since the INL is winter range for a variety of big game animals and has resident populations of antelope, deer, elk and moose. I remember 27 years ago when operators were preparing to melt down the Loss of Coolant Test Reactor, a moose walked in the open front door of the reactor.