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U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson gives positive outlook for PPPL

U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson brought welcome news to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Wednesday, announcing a five-year extension of the contract between Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy for the operation of the Laboratory through Sept. 30, 2006.

"The performance of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has been strong. This extension will ensure there is no disruption in the vital scientific work taking place at the lab," Secretary Richardson said before a large assembly of lab personnel and visitors.

PPPL is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Princeton University. It is a collaborative national center for science and innovation leading to an attractive fusion energy source.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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