The Daily Californian: New Facility May Be Ahead for Lab


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which employs some 4,000 employees and conducts research on everything from DNA to climate change, may soon be looking for land to build a new facility.

The lab is in the early planning stages to consolidate its facilities - 20 percent of which are located outside the city of Berkeley, including sites in Emeryville, Oakland and Walnut Creek - into a new "second campus" somewhere in the East Bay, according to Sam Chapman, manager of state and community relations for the lab.