Superconducting Super Collider Project Briefing, February 6, 1987
Superconducting Super Collider Project Briefing, February 6, 1987. Report on the purpose, costs, and probable site parameters of the proposed 40 trillion volt proton collider. The report lists that the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) will need 2000 gallons/minute of water, 250 Megawatts of power, good soil stability, and 11,000 acres of land. The report also suggests that the SSC project could employ as many as 5000 people.
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• 'SSC PROJECT BRIEFING FEBRUARY 6, 1987 FUNDING AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy PURPOSE: MAJOR SITE COMPETITORS: COST ESTIMATE: Proposed new federal laboratory housing a 40 trillion volt proton collider for high energy physics _ Texas, Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Colorado $6 Billion construction over 7 years (1/3 for tunnel, 1/3 for magnet, and 1/3 for refrigeration); $250 million per year operating budget PROBABLE SITE PARAMETERS: Size: 52 mile circumference accelerator in a circular tunnel, requiring approximately 11,000 acres of land. 00'4..24,- ;le"1-Alt Utilities: Requires up to 2000 gallons/minute of water. Requires up to 250 Megawatts power, separate feeds, and less than 2 outages/year. Environment: Will comply with EPA. Avoid man-made vibrations to less than 3 Hz. Desirable seasonal average temperature range 35 - 80 degrees F. AAP-Air- Desirable average relatiVe humidity 25%-70%. Geology: Requires good soil stability. Avoid active faults and unconsolidated granulated soils containing ground water. Awareness of/precautions for seismic activity. Community: Staff needs--housing, education, cultural. Reasonable commuting times, major airport. Adequate industrial/construction resources. ECONOMIC IMPACT: SSC will directly employ 2000-3000 people, many of them scientists, engineers and skilled trades; another 2000 jobs will be directly tied to the SSC. In a January 1985 Texas site evaluation study, regional economic impacts were estimated using the Texas Input-Output Model ("Potential Texas Sites for the SSC," Volume D: Socio-Economic and Environmental Considerations). KEY DOE PEOPLE: John S. Herrington, Secretary of Energy .„/,b.1.2111gyelpiece, Director of Energy Research Edward Knapp, President of Universities Research Association David Sutter, Acting Chief of Advanced Technology R&D Branch Maury Tiegner, Head of SSC Central Design Group