Building 51 and Bevatron Demolition
Building 51, which houses the Bevatron, is an approximately 125,000 gross-square-foot, steel-frame structure built in the early 1950s. The building is located in the west-central part of Berkeley Lab and occupies approximately 2.25 acres. During its operation from 1954 until 1993, the Bevatron was among the world’s leading particle accelerators, and during the 1950s and 1960s, four Nobel Prizes were awarded for work conducted in whole or in part there.
The objective of the project is to remove a substandard building and its contents. Neither the Bevatron nor Building 51 are needed by the Lab. Building 51 is seismically inadequate, old, and deteriorating. Demolition would free up the site for future development, although no specific plan or project has been identified. Demolition is expected to span from August 2008 to October 2011.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently issued environmental documents for proposed activities. These are listed below in reverse chronological order, with the most recently issued documents listed at the top.
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Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition Final EIR
|Note: In order to ease download times, the Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition Final EIR has been broken up into separate files.|
|Date Issued||Title of Document||Comment Period
|July 5, 2007||CHAPTERS I (Introduction), II (Revisions to the Draft EIR), III (Comments on the Draft EIR), Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition Final EIR|
|July 5, 2007||CHAPTER IV (Responses to Comments on the Draft EIR), Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition Final EIR|
|July 5, 2007||CHAPTER V (Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program) and Appendices, Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition Final EIR|