Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

University Lab Deal In Works.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

* Letter shows DOE has offered California system the weapons facilities contract for three more years

The Department of Energy and the University of California have apparently struck a deal which will give the university management of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national weapons labs for another three years.

According to a letter obtained by the Albuquerque Journal, University of California President Richard Atkinson will ask the university's regents to accept a renegotiated and extended contract between DOE and the institution when the regents meet in San Francisco today.

"I believe the document being sent to your office for final approval constitutes an appropriate structure for the University of California to continue providing a public service to the nation in support of the Department of Energy and its critical missions," reads the letter dated Jan. …

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