A $1 billion facility for nuclear physics research
Date: Monday, November 08, 2004 @ 22:20:05 GMT
Topic: General


DOE RELEASES SPECS FOR $1 BILLION ACCELERATOR; STATE OF ILLINOIS SUPPORTS ARGONNE BID, November 08

The U.S. Department of Energy last month released a draft document outlining bid specifications to build and host the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA), a $1 billion facility for nuclear physics research. Argonne and Michigan State University are the leading candidates for hosting the facility.


The 300-page draft document indicates bidders likely will have to submit their final proposals by the end of the year, although federal officials could push that timeline back when a final request for proposals is released. A response to the draft request for proposals was due Oct. 25.

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