Daily Californian: Albany City Council raises concerns about site for Berkeley Lab’s second campus, September 26, 2011


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s second campus may not find its home in Albany after a recent City Council meeting where community members raised concerns about the lack of information surrounding the project.


Lab officials are questioning the viability of another site — Alameda Point, located on a former U.S. naval base — due to projected climate changes. A projected rise in sea level has concerned lab officials because a second campus located so close to shore may be prone to flooding.

In spite of these concerns, Alameda councilmembers continued to push for site approval at a Tuesday meeting and voted unanimously to make amendments to the current infrastructural design of the proposed campus to accommodate changes in the climate.