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Local Jobs Saved with $3.2 Billion Award at BNL

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Legislator Sarah Anker is proud to announce the award by the Department of Energy of a five year $3.2 billion contract to partner with Stony Brook University.

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Mount Sinai, NY - November 18, 2014 - As a Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Legislative Advisory Committee member, , Legislator Sarah Anker is proud to announce the award by the Department of Energy of a five year $3.2 billion contract to partner with Stony Brook University.Legislator Sarah Anker is proud to announce the award by the Department of Energy of a five year $3.2 billion contract to partner with Stony Brook University.

The U.S Department of Energy has selected Brookhaven Science Associates, a Stony Brook University and Battelle partnership, to continue as the management team for BNL. Stony Brook University has managed BNL since 1998, creating thousands of jobs, economic output, and 7 Nobel Prizes. The $3.2 Billion contract will begin in 2015 and has a term of five years with up to 15 additional years that can be granted through award-term incentives.
 
"BNL's scientific research has led to remarkable advancements in science and physics accomplishments. The Lab's success is evident by the Department of Energy's award of a $3.2 billion contract and the partnership with Stony Brook University. Having been a member of BNL's Community Advisory Committee for over a decade, and now a current member of the Legislative Advisory Committee, I commend the lab on advancing scientific research for the betterment of humanity on a global level, and also working with our local community by both providing jobs and addressing local concerns."

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Pictured Above From Left to Right: New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Legislator Sarah Anker, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Brookhaven National Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs at the 2013 dedication ceremony for the new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) at Brookhaven National Laboratory