Media Advisory Jefferson Lab Breaks Ground Sept. 1 for $73 Million Technology & Engineering Facility

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

Time: 9 - 10 a.m. News media representatives are asked to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to allow time to get in place for the event.

Place: Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

Event: Local and state political leaders, accompanied by senior Jefferson Lab and Department of Energy Office of Science managers, and more than a dozen contractor representatives will gather with Jefferson Lab staff to inaugurate the construction phase of the lab's new $73.2 million Technology and Engineering Development Facility, or TEDF. The state-of-the-art facility will bring together scientists, engineers and technologists focused on research in the areas of nuclear physics, accelerator science, applied nuclear science and technology, and advanced superconducting radiofrequency instrumentation.

Jefferson Lab estimates that the project will provide construction or construction-support jobs for nearly 500 people in the area. Additionally, it estimates that about 75 percent of the $54 million construction cost will be spent directly with local and regional contractors and suppliers.

Jefferson Lab is one of 17 U.S. Department of Energy national research laboratories and facilities. It is managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for the DOE Office of Science.

For additional information regarding the event, for parking instructions, or to notify Jefferson Lab of your intent to attend, please contact Magaldi.

If you don't plan to cover the event, but would like the event news release and/or photos sent to your news organization, please also contact Magaldi.


Contact: Deb Magaldi, Public Affairs, phone (757) 269-5102 or email


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

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