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January 25, 1989

TEXAS – THE SITE OF THE SUPERONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER PROJECT

By CBR Staff Writer

Despite the deadly threat from fire ants reported here earlier this month (CI No 1,087), outgoing US energy secretary John Herrington officially named Texas as the site of the $5,900m superconducting super collider project before he handed over to George Bush’s appointee – and announced that the thing would be called the Ronald Reagan Center for High-Energy Physics – didn’t take the old boy long to get his name on something – but Ronnie may have to sit on the edge of his Californian seat for several months yet before he learns whether he is to be immortalised in colliding atoms because Congress still has to authorise construction of the super collider and members are predicting a tough battle over funding for it.

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