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Published on Jan 20, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory is receiving $260.9 million in new science funding from President Obamas American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, principally to accelerate construction of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a new $912-million project that began construction in 2009. The funds are part of $1.2 billion announced by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu from funding allocated under the Recovery Act to DOEs Office of Science. The funds will support an array of Office of Science-sponsored construction, laboratory infrastructure, and research projects across the nation.