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Fusion Tops DOE Facilities List

DOE Facility ListSpeaking at the National Press Club on November 10, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham unveiled the Department's twenty-year plan for the future of science facilities.

The plan lists the 28 major research facilities that should receive priority for near, mid, and far term funding. The number one priority for near term funding is ITER, an international collaboration to build an experiment capable of producing the first self-sustainingfusion reaction.

The list of 28 facilities is reproduced below. In addition, Secretary Abraham's speech appears as the Back Page on page 8 of this issue. The complete report is available at http://www.science.doe.gov/ .

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