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Budget Cuts Mean Layoffs at Two DOE Labs, End for SLAC Collider

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Science  11 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5860, pp. 142
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5860.142

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An unexpectedly tight science budget this year at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will shut down a particle collider in California and curtail activities at another accelerator lab in Illinois. In addition, up to 325 scientists, technicians, and workers are facing layoffs.