Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fermilab Gets $35 Million, Argonne Gets $13.1 Million from Stimulus

More money to various National Labs from the stimulus bill. Fermilab will receive $35 million while Argonne will receive $13.1 million.

About $25 million of the sum will be used to pay for a number of infrastructure projects at Fermilab. The remaining $9.9 million will be used by the lab to purchase high-tech components for a neutrino detector, planned to be built at Fermilab in coming months.

Argonne National Laboratory also will benefit from the stimulus bill, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Argonne will receive $13.1 million to upgrade and replace aging electrical components.

The money for NOvA (the "planned" neutrino experiment) is certainly a positive turnaround, considering that the funding for that project got zeroed-out during last year's Omnibus bill.

Looks like most of the money so far that we have read about going to the various National Labs are going towards either infrastructure, or paying for already-approved projects that are either under construction, or about to be built.


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