TITLE

Supercollider supercosts

AUTHOR(S)
Fenyvesi, Charles
PUB. DATE
June 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;6/28/93, Vol. 114 Issue 25, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the $8.3 billion atom smasher has sprouted government-reimbursed expenses that recall the Pentagon's $400 hammer scandals. Examples of what the supercollider's main civil construction contractor billed the Department of Energy for including $18,403 for coffee.
ACCESSION #
9306220078

 

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