Alameda Journal: Richmond chosen as site for Berkeley lab's second campus, January 27, 2012
Submitted by west on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 16:30
A lab that has produced 13 Nobel Prize winners, revealed the existence of dark energy and explained photosynthesis has chosen a new home.
The city of Richmond walked away Monday with perhaps the most highly sought economic development project to come to the Bay Area in a decade -- the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Richmond beat out proposals from more than a dozen others, including Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and Albany, to host a sprawling second campus that will allow for future growth and accommodate 800 workers pushed from the lab's cramped Berkeley hills facility and into off-site locations.
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