Neutron Science In the News 2002

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Construction Photos December 2002

Experiment Hall No. 1

Experiment Hall No. 1

Ring Service Building

Ring Service Building

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City officials: 2002 had its ups and downs

Oak Ridger, 12/31

As 2002 winds down and 2003 lies ahead, Mayor David Bradshaw and City Manager Paul Boyer offered their opinions of the highs and the lows for Oak Ridge in 2002, and what they see on the horizon for the city in 2003…Bradshaw applauded a list of other events he considered successes for 2002 such as:…the appointment of Gerald Boyd as the new DOE Oak Ridge Operations site manager, plans for the modernization of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, congressional support for the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source…

Wamp nets funding for projects in his district

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 12/31

After six years on the House Appropriations Committee that doles out billions of dollars in the federal government’s 13 spending bills, Rep. Zach Wamp is getting both praise and criticism for his ability to direct money to Tennessee…The federal government has a massive investment in Oak Ridge, including the $1.7 billion Spallation Neutron Source project under construction. The nation’s largest science project will study and develop new materials in areas ranging from ceramics to chemicals.

Frist could boost states profile

Tennessean, 12/22

…Billy Stair, communications director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory near Knoxville, said that Frist could do much to expand the laboratory’s research opportunities and bring additional money to the facility. Oak Ridge has an annual operating budget of $100 million and is home to the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, a neutron accelerator scheduled for completion in 2006.

Contract awarded for SNS land improvements

Oak Ridger, 12/19

The Spallation Neutron Source project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has awarded a $2.4 million construction contract for land improvements to the SNS linear accelerator (linac) complex. The contract was awarded to GEM Technologies Inc. of Knoxville. Work is expected to begin this month and will be completed in about six months.

Economic developers present legislative wish lists

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 12/13

Area chambers of commerce gave their wish lists to state legislators Thursday, highlighting education at a luncheon attended by about 250 business people, politicians and chamber officials at the Knoxville Convention Center…Mike Arms, a Knox County commissioner who is chief of staff for Knox County Executive Mike Ragsdale, represented the Oak Ridge chamber and underscored the opportunity provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He mentioned the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source as well as plans to build one of the world’s fastest computers.



Small Times, 11/26

In a move that could be a new model for commercializing government research, a small firm has cut a deal with a major national lab to share nanotechnology-related intellectual property…Furthermore, the lab is currently undergoing a $1.4 billion, six-year effort to build the Spallation Neutron Source…


Aerial Photo of SNS - October 2002

Aerial Photograph of SNS - October 2002

ORNL Awards Night honors David for science, technology accomplishments

Oak Ridger, 10/28

…Two awards for operations support by a team were presented. One was to a multi-division group that included Robert Baird, Angela Calloway, Lisa A. Copeland, Roy L. Etheridge, Ronald J. Geouque, Al Guidry, Susan G. Hiser, M. Jack Liles, Barry R. Miller, Virginia L. Miller, Will Minter, Joel E. Pearman, Nicole E. Porter and William Thornton III. This group was honored for its outstanding and influential achievements and contributions to the Spallation Neutron Source Project, the Department of Energy, ORNL and the East Tennessee procurement community through innovative procurement strategies, standardized procurement activities and incentive plan initiatives.

Aerial Photo of SNS - October 2002

Aerial Photograph of SNS - October 2002
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AVANTech awarded SNS project

Oak Ridger, 10/25

The Spallation Neutron Source project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has awarded AVANTech Inc. several contracts exceeding $500,000, according to an AVANTech press release.

Young Scientist Leads SNS

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Thom Mason is young, hip and on top of the science world. At 38 years old, he is director of the Spallation Neutron Source, the largest science project under construction anywhere. He also wears an earring.

SNS ahead of schedule

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Construction of the Spallation Neutron Source has passed the halfway point, with a daily work force exceeding 500. Some components already have been installed, such as the Front End system, and other key facilities including the Linac and the Storage Ring are taking shape.

Beam will bring world to Oak Ridge

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Attention: travel agents. Oak Ridge is about to become the center of the neutron universe and the destination of choice for thousands of research scientists.

3rd U.S. HOUSE

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

3rd U.S. HOUSE Zach Wamp…With eight years in Congress, Wamp’s assignments include the Interior Subcommittee, which deals with funding of all federal lands, and the Energy and Water Subcommittee, which deals with funding for such regional projects as the Chickamauga Lock and the Spallation Neutron Source.

Cold War surplus cuts project’s cost

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Oak Ridge is best known for its work on the atomic bomb, and remnants of the Cold War arms race will play a role at the Spallation Neutron Source. The project’s 40,000-pound mercury target, which will produce neutrons for research, was acquired from a stockpile of materials at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

ORNL Renaissance

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

…“Quite honestly, this is the most exciting laboratory in the country,” said Bill Madia, ORNL’s director. “When I look at where science is going and what’s happening at Oak Ridge, there just isn’t another lab with a more positive future.” The nation’s biggest science project, the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, is now halfway to completion and ahead of schedule, and Oak Ridge won a series of new projects this year, adding to the momentum. ORNL is anchored in the nation’s research mainstream, according to Madia…

Madia coaching lab to top of research game: Unpretentious director draws praise from his colleagues, Congress

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Don’t ask Bill Madia about career goals or timetables for personal success. They don’t exist, he insists. Here’s his favorite saying: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”

Lab linking up to universities, other centers

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/21

Oak Ridge National Laboratory wants to expand its network capacity, establishing computer links with other research institutions around the nation.

ORNL through the decades

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/18

1999 – Groundbreaking for the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source.

Particles of knowledge: Neutrons provide ‘look at the real innards’ of all kinds of stuff

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

You can’t see neutrons, but neutrons help scientists see in unique ways. Neutrons are uncharged particles, neither positive or negative, found in the nuclei of most atoms. By firing neutrons at a material sample and measuring the angle and energy of their exit, researchers can determine the exact location of atoms and much more.

New life for other neutron source: Overhaul returns isotope reactor to research fore

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/20

Sometimes lost in the scientific hoopla surrounding the Spallation Neutron Source is Oak Ridge’s "other" billion-dollar neutron source. Thanks to a $65 million makeover, the High Flux Isotope Reactor is regaining stature as one of the world’s top research reactors.

OR important to Roane Co. growth, Yager tells League

Oak Ridger, 10/16

Oak Ridge is also important to Roane County because Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Spallation Neutron Source project, Rarity Ridge and other major economic entities are in Roane County.

Timing crucial, says minority firm’s boss: Company named contractor of year

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/15

Evans founded his company eight years ago as an engineering and technical services firm, but he saw that the Spallation Neutron Source was going to open more opportunities for contractors.

Jackson Plaza back on market

Oak Ridger, 10/11

A broker from Atlanta thinks Oak Ridge is not as stagnant as Oak Ridgers might think…He pointed to the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, the approximately $225 million federal modernization efforts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 upgrades expected to exceed $1 billion in the next five years, and many proposed contracts, such as the much-sought-after supercomputer, as evidence that “government towns are the place to be right now…”

Dick Smyser – Seeing the SNS site: A tonic for community complaints

Oak Ridger, 10/10

A concrete floor 5-feet thick.
The weight of a 40-story building.
The impact of a 16-pound bowling ball dropped from the Sears Tower in Chicago.
A sidewalk 3 feet wide and 6 inches deep from here to Memphis.
Excavated earth sufficient to fill Neyland Stadium to press box level.
Sixty tractor-trailer loads.
Four layers of golf balls covering the entire state of Tennessee.
The weight of 1,400 elephants.

Al Ekkebus, manager of user services for the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source, drops comparisons like these to convey the enormous size and complexity of this project.

Construction, October 2002

Construction, October 2002

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Partnership sets sights on suiting business site-seers

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 10/05

The Tennessee Economic Partnership invited 13 site consultants to Knoxville for a weekend of football, receptions and a little prodding to attract the businesses they represent to the area. The Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership hosted the event, which included Friday tours of the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory…

Bredesen, Hilleary spar over roads, taxes and schools

The Tennessean, 10/1

During the debate, the candidates were asked what sorts of priorities they would set for the University of Tennessee…Bredesen responded that nearby Oak Ridge and a new neutron spallation project would be ideal partnering projects for the university as part of a bigger picture of moving teaching and research at UT to world-class stature.

Elk not home, home on the reservation

Oak Ridger, 10/1

Last week at least three elk were caught on camera checking out the Spallation Neutron Source site, and those animals – a bull, a cow and a calf – will likely be tranquilized and relocated to where they were earlier released during an East Tennessee elk reintroduction program.


Construction, September 2002

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SNS: Just another thrill ride for ions

Oak Ridger, 09/27

Think of it as a futuristic thrill-ride for ions. You start at one end of a very long underground tunnel, say about three football fields in length; and you shoot ion beams down the tunnel at very high speeds, say accelerating to 90 percent of the speed of light. Next you whip the newly formed protons 1,000 times around the gigantic cylinder, then shoot them out the other end at a liquid mercury target where they are blasted to bits, or, to neutrons. Then it’s off to a liquid hydrogen bath for cool-down, after which the real endurance test begins – a handoff to scientists for experimentation. At least that’s one explanation, say the laypersons, of the instrumentation that will reside atop Chestnut Ridge once the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source kicks into gear in 2006.

Clear skies outside Madia’s window

Oak Ridger, 09/26

With an office window overlooking the largest overhaul of laboratory facilities since the 1943 Manhattan Project, Bill Madia has good reason for optimism…And if one were to walk to the window and look northeast toward Chestnut Ridge, one could contemplate the 1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source facility, expected to generate an operating budget of $150 million per year when it comes online; and the $65 million Nanophase facility, expected to generate a $23 million-per-year operating budget; and the planned state-funded Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences – all three comprising an institution unto itself for the neutron sciences.

Chickamauga Lock Gets Funding For New Design

The, 09/05

Quoting Congressman Wamp, “SNS is scheduled to be completed in 2006 and once it is finished, it will be one of the premier science centers in the world used to develop everything from medical miracles to transportation breakthroughs. This year’s funding is what the project needs and it will keep it on track.”


Construction, August 2002

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Learn about Oak Ridge and more in ORICL fall term

Oak Ridger, 08/08

The Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning is offering 53 courses and six trips during its fall term, Sept. 23 through Dec. 13. Early registration ends Aug. 28.

“The Spallation Neutron Source – The Machine and the Science,” will bring together six Oak Ridge National Laboratory project and scientific leaders to discuss the nature and construction of the SNS facility and the science research that will be carried out using the new, high-intensity neutron beams.

Presenters will include Thom Mason, David Olsen, Stephen Spooner, Bryan Cakoumakos, Stephen Nagler and George Wignall…


Sentimental ties to SNS contracts

Oak Ridger, 07/30

Brannon, a 1977 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, is construction superintendent for Blaine Construction of Knoxville which teamed with Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Ala., to take two Spallation Neutron Source contracts Monday worth a combined $84.6 million.

ORNL pacts largest since WWII: $86.4 million awarded to build two new facilities

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 07/30

The $86.4 million contracts were awarded for construction of two buildings at the Spallation Neutron Source, the $1.4 billion neutron research facility being built atop Chestnut Ridge in Oak Ridge. “With these awards almost all of the construction is under contract,” said Thom Mason, SNS director.

Klystron move to new location in building 8300 at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) site, July 21, 2002.

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ORNL, Y-12 funding continues forward

Oak Ridger, 07/24

A bill boosting funding for Oak Ridge environmental management and granting the president’s request for funding of the Spallation Neutron Source is making its way toward the U.S. Senate floor.

ORNL Neutron Science Day

Wednesday, July 24
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Wigner Auditorium, 4500N

SNS funding at $225 million

Oak Ridger, 07/11

Support and enthusiasm are still going strong for the Spallation Neutron Source, with the project’s fiscal year 2003 funding expected to be around $225 million.


Construction - June 2002


Bradshaw to have audience with Abraham

Oak Ridger, 05/27

[Oak Ridge] Mayor David Bradshaw will make a one-on-one visit to Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham Tuesday in Washington, D.C., and plans to take Oak Ridge’s case for enhanced funding with him. “I want to let him know we are supporters of the things going on here that are Department of Energy related,” said Bradshaw, noting as examples the Spallation Neutron Source facility under construction,…

New DOE venture may spark turnaround: $2.5 billion was spent in Tennessee last year

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/24

The Department of Energy reversed a four-year decline in its impact on Tennessee’s economy last year, thanks to construction of the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

First Stage of Spallation Neutron Source Completed – Project to Be World’s Premier Facility for Neutron Scattering Science

AScribe Newswire, 05/21

Given that all journeys begin with the first step, a big first step has been taken on the road to opening the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) – what will be the world’s premier facility for neutron scattering science. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have announced the commissioning of the SNS front-end system, the first of that facility’s five major components.

Four years out, ORNL builds staff for Spallation Neutron Source

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/19

The Spallation Neutron Source won’t become operational until 2006, according to the current timetable, but Oak Ridge National Laboratory already is building its scientific staff and hiring others who’ll be needed to run the research facilities.


Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/15

[Scroll down] Bill Appleton, the first irector of the Spallation Neutron Source, has a piece of the project named after him, but it's not exactly the most flattering monument. His name is attached to a settling pond which collects runoff at the Chestnut Ridge site.

A mini SNS

Oak Ridger, 05/14

Frank Kornegay, environment, safety and health manager for the Spallation Neutron Source project…said a model [of the SNS] has been an important tool in making sure the pieces of the SNS will fit together.

Spallation system’s first piece on the way

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/09

The first of the major technical components for the Spallation Neutron Source has been completed by a California laboratory and will be shipped to Oak Ridge next month. The front-end system was commissioned by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, one of six labs participating in the $1.4 billion project under construction at Oak Ridge.

What is spallation?

When a fast particle, such as a high-energy proton, bombards a heavy atomic nucleus, some neutrons are "spalled," or knocked out, in a nuclear reaction called spallation. Other neutrons are "boiled off" as the bombarded nucleus heats up. It's something like throwing a baseball at a bucket of balls, resulting in a few being immediately ejected and many more bouncing around and falling out. For every proton striking the nucleus, 20 to 30 neutrons are expelled. Read more here

First SNS component completed on schedule

Oak Ridger, 05/08

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have completed the first of the Spallation Neutron Source’s five major components on time and on budget. Officials said the front-end system should be shipped to Oak Ridge during the first week of June. Its four major parts will be separated for shipment.

Dick Smyser – SNS millions spent statewide; what, then, is ‘spallation’?

Oak Ridger, 05/07

Things I learned at the Spallation Neutron Source open house at its offices on Scarboro Road a week ago today…“Most people don’t realize how much neutron-scattering research affects our everyday lives. For example, things like aircraft; credit cards; pocket calculators; compact discs, computer discs, and magnetic recording tapes; shatterproof windshields; adjustable seats; and satellite weather information for forecasts have all been improved by neutron-scattering research…

Manny Ringer creates quite at stir at ORNL

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/06

Manny Ringer is the nickname of an emphatically large crane that will be used in construction of the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source. The crane’s full name is Manitowac 4600 Series-4 with Ringer.

Business Names

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 05/05

Kathy F. Rosenbalm was recognized as the 2002 winner of the Administrative Professional of the Year at the International Association of Administrative Professionals luncheon held April 22.

Spallation Neutron Source

WBIR TV, 05/01

The $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source project is about 40 percent complete in Oak Ridge.

SNS tax status so far unscathed

Oak Ridger, 05/01

Although there was some brief chatter that the Spallation Neutron Source might be impacted by a proposal to widen the reach of the Tennessee sales tax, the project’s irector says that’s not the case. Thom Mason describes the issue of the SNS’s losing its sales tax exemption as one that in March rose up quickly like a balloon, but sank even faster.


SNS Open House

Tuesday, April 30 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the SNS office building, located at 701 Scarboro Road.

With future at stake, ORNL scans research horizon

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 04/22

Last week, Riedinger sat down with lab staff in the ORNL library for an informal roundtable discussion about the laboratory’s future. There were some interesting observations…User facilities: The Spallation Neutron Source is the last of a group of national user facilities first proposed in the mid-1980s when Al Trivelpiece was director of energy research at DOE headquarters in Washington…Anyway, Riedinger says now is the time to look to the next group of big-time user facilities (such as a fourth-generation light source) that need to be built at national labs.

Bredesen predicts ‘blood on ground’ in budget battles

Oak Ridger, 04/12

Regarding Oak Ridge, Bredesen said the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee offer the "axis" to develop the technology that can be marketed across the state and beyond. “There’s no reason it (UT) should not be the resource center of the world for the neutron sciences,” said Bredesen, who holds a degree in physics from Harvard University.

SNS Aerial Photograph, March 2002

Aerial, March 2002

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Oak Ridger, 04/09

The public will have an opportunity to learn about the status of the Spallation Neutron Source project during an open house that’s scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the SNS office building, located at 701 Scarboro Road.

A Conversation with Ray Orbach

FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, 04/05

[Orbach] cited DOE's special role of providing large facilities to the user community that no university could afford to build on its own. These facilities are used by a diverse range of scientists, Orbach said, explaining that the Spallation Neutron Source will benefit biologists and chemists as well as condensed matter physicists. He also described the great interest surrounding the department's proposed five nanoscience centers. Funding for the first at Oak Ridge has been requested for FY 2003,…

House Science Committee Recommendations on S&T Spending

FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, 04/04

The Committee continues to closely monitor the construction of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, especially in light of a recent report by DOE’s Inspector General indicating that capabilities and facilities have been pared back to keep the program under budget.

SNS Construction, April 2002

Construction, April 2002

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Blaine Construction, SNS contractor, recognized for workplace safety

Oak Ridger, 04/04

The Associated General Contractors of America honored Blaine Construction Co. of Knoxville as the safest contractor in the nation in its particular building division, which involves 100,000 to 500,000 annual man-hours.

Our View: SNS job well done merits high reward

Oak Ridger, 04/03

U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp is bullish about Oak Ridge’s opportunity to play a leadership role in new fields of cientific endeavor, and particularly the nanosciences which promise to redefine the nature and pace of scientific breakthrough.


Picketers protest hiring of nonunion workers

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 03/16

Dozens of construction workers set up pickets Friday along Bethel Valley Road to protest the hiring of nonunion workers and the use of non-local ontractors at a modernization project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory…Jeff Smith, the lab’s deputy director for operations, said about $1.7 billion is being spent on projects to modernize ORNL, including the Spallation Neutron Source. About 96 percent of that work will involve union labor, he said.

SNS: This is the Big One

Oak Ridger, 03/14

The $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source is the biggest U.S. science project under construction. Oak Ridge National Laboratory officials aren’t exaggerating when they make that statement. Some 5,500 tons of rebar – reinforcing steel rods – will be used for project structures. Those structures call for approximately 80,000 cubic yards of concrete, equivalent to a 3-foot-wide sidewalk that would reach from Knoxville to Memphis (about 400 miles), or the amount of concrete needed to build the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Fort Loudoun Dam.

People in Business

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 03/10

The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency’s 2002 board of directors:…Chairman Joe Nemec, president of Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC…Jan Haerer, director of technology transfer and economic development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory…Parker Hardy, president, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce…Samuel McKenzie, environmental, safety and health coordinator, Spallation Neutron Source…

Construction, March 2002

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SNS is topic of Altrusa meeting

Oak Ridger, 03/08

Judy Trimble, Human Resources manager for the Spallation Neutron Source office, will discuss the Spallation Neutron Source Project at the meeting of Altrusa of Oak Ridge at noon on Wednesday, March 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike.


Oak Ridger, 03/05

[scroll down] The contracts keep rolling out for the massive Spallation Neutron Source construction project. Most recently, Vacuum Technology Inc. of Oak Ridge was awarded a $220,000 equipment supplies deal relating to the SNS’s vacuum residual gas analyzers.

SNS tax exemption could face scrutiny in state tax proposal

Oak Ridger, 03/04

Among the potential victims of a proposal that would widen the reach of the Tennessee sales tax is the Spallation Neutron Source under construction in Tennessee, which in 1999 had gained a sales tax exemption on construction materials and costs.

Area equipment firms win SNS contract

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 03/01

Wade & Associates will provide air-handling units that will monitor and regulate air flow throughout the research facilities…Meanwhile, Vacuum Technology Inc. of Oak Ridge was awarded a $220,000 contract to provide "vacuum residual gas analyzers" that will be distributed along the SNS’s linear accelerator for monitoring purposes.


Latest SNS work goes to local firm

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 02/09

Blaine Construction Corp. of Knoxville has won a $12.9 million contract for work on the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is the fourth SNS contract received by Blaine over the past couple of years, with the total value exceeding $25 million.

Funding for SNS looking good

Oak Ridger, 02/05

The Spallation Neutron Source’s guardian angel continues to watch over it. President Bush’s fiscal year 2003 budget requests $225 million for the SNS, which is under construction atop Chestnut Ridge. The $1.4 billion SNS is the biggest U.S. science project under construction.

Budget smiles on Oak Ridge: 2003 federal funding generous

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 02/05

The Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appeared to score big in the proposed federal budget for 2003…The Bush administration’s SNS request of $225 million for 2003 is enough to keep the project on schedule even though it’s notably less than this year’s allotment of $291 million.

SNS Construction, January 2002

Construction, January 2002

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Spallation Neutron Source work will accelerate in 2002

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/27

As 2001 came to a close, the $1.4 billion SNS was more than a third complete, and 2002 promises to be the project’s busiest construction period – with hundreds of construction workers involved at the 75-acre site on Chestnut Ridge.

SNS construction moving forward

Oak Ridger, 01/25

The Spallation Neutron Source site is currently booming on an average workday, with as many as 200 people working on various construction projects…The SNS is the biggest U.S. science project under construction. Two of the latest and most visible structures at the SNS site are the 1,000-foot-long Linac Tunnel and a 300,000-gallon water tank that is close to 200 feet high.

SNS boosts area economy A third of contracts so far have gone to East Tennessee firms

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/20

Much of the government’s investment in the $1.4 billion Spallation Neutron Source apparently will stay right here in Tennessee. Of the $300 million in contracts awarded through the end of 2001, around a third of that total went to East Tennessee companies.

Presolicitation Notice: Central Lab & Office Building

Commerce Business Daily January 15, 2002

Blaine among Knoxville firms with contracts

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/20

Blaine Construction Corp. of Knoxville…has bid on five SNS contracts so far and won three – a winning percentage “that’s a lot better than average,” according to Scott Boone, the firm’s SNS project chief. The total value of those contracts is about $14 million.

Names in Business News

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/20

Joel Pearman has been named president of the East Tennessee chapter of the National Contract Management Association. Pearman is procurement compliance manager for the Spallation Neutron Source project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/09

Want to see your tax dollars at work? Take a peek at the live Web cam [site has been removed] of the Spallation Neutron Source, the $1.4 billion research complex under construction near Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

OR facility to take ‘pretty good chunk of power’ from TVA

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 01/07

When the Spallation Neutron Source begins operation in 2006, as currently scheduled, TVA will have a big new customer. The Oak Ridge research complex will have a power capacity of 70 mega-watts – roughly the amount of electricity needed for 35,000 homes.

SNS deals awarded

Oak Ridger, 01/03

Blaine Construction Corp. of Knoxville has been awarded two contracts – totaling $11.6 million – for construction work on the Spallation Neutron Source project.

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