New Brunswick Laboratory

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The New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL), was a United States government-owned and operated, center of excellence in the measurement science of nuclear materials. It was established in 1949 by the Atomic Energy Commission and was located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It was relocated between 1975 and 1977 and was located, as a Federal enclave, on the site of Argonne National Laboratory, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Chicago, Illinois. NBL was part the Department of Energy's Office of Science Chicago Office.[1]

NBL was the U.S. Government's Nuclear Materials Measurements and Reference Materials Laboratory and the National Certifying Authority for nuclear reference materials and measurement calibration standards. As an internationally recognized Federal laboratory, NBL provided reference materials, measurement and interlaboratory measurement evaluation services, and technical expertise for evaluating measurement methods and safeguards measures in use at other facilities for a variety of Federal program sponsors and customers. NBL functioned as a Network Laboratory for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The New Brunswick Laboratory was reorganized into the NBL Program Office in 2016, and its nuclear reference materials were transferred to a new distribution center located near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. [2]

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Margaret E. M. Tolbert


  1. ^ "DOE's New Brunswick Lab To Celebrate 50th Anniversary". Laboratory Network. May 17, 1999. Retrieved 2013-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "New Brunswick Laboratory plans reorganization". Argonne National Laboratory. February 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 41°42′16″N 87°58′55″W / 41.704331°N 87.982002°W / 41.704331; -87.982002