in the Energy Bill - from Domenici's Press Release:
For New Mexico, Domenici added $65.5 million to continue construction of the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) Complex at Sandia National Laboratories. This $463 million project is one of the largest federal construction projects undertaken in New Mexico. It will not only aid national defense, but could also lead to advances in business as well.
The bill also has $4.6 million to complete construction of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT), a joint Sandia and Los Alamos venture at Kirtland Air Force Base. The bill also has $30 million to establish a National Nanotechnology Enterprise Development Center at CINT to support the transfer of technology from four nanotechnology centers into the commercial market.
And there are bombs in the bill too. Nukes. The Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP), which is meant to detonate deeply under the surface to attack buried enemy targets, and the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW), are in this version. Los Alamos Monitor talks about this funding and the 10-page Overskei Report, "Sustaining the Nuclear Enterprise," which reviews our nuclear weapons complex infrastructure.
Cozy and close. Coco