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Accident Shuts Down SLAC, Spurs Probe of Safety Rules

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Science  29 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5697, pp. 788
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5697.788

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Summary

Officials at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have shut down the laboratory's particle accelerators indefinitely after an accident that left one worker seriously injured.