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NSF PA/M 03 - May 30, 2003

NSF Releases Underground Lab Site Report to Applicants

Arlington, Va.--This afternoon National Science Foundation staff sent by fascimile the following documents to three principal investigators who had submitted separate proposals to develop a deep underground laboratory. The cover letter, from physics division director, Joe Dehmer, summarized the conclusions of an independent panel that evaluated each site for geological suitability and relative costs. The second document contains the panel's full report. The documents do not address the question of whether a deep underground laboratory will be funded.




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