Building 51 and Bevatron Demolition

Project Description

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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Date Issued Document Title Comment Period (if applicable)
  Note:
In order to ease download times, the Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron has been broken up into separate files.
 

Date Issued

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Document

Comment Period
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3-21-06

COVER, PREFACE,
TOC, CHAPTERS 1, 2
: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron

3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 3: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 4: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTER 4 FIGURES 7, 8: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 CHAPTERS 5, 6, 7: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
3-21-06 ACRONYMS & APPENDICES: Draft Environmental Assessment for Demolition of Building 51 and the Bevatron 3-21-06
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5-22-06
Date Issued Document Title Comment Period (if applicable)
  Note:
In order to ease download times, the Bldg. 51 Draft Environmental
Impact Report has been broken up into separate files.
 

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10-21-05

COVER, TITLE,
TOC, CHAPTERS I-III
: Draft Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition

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12-07-05

10-21-05 CHAPTER IV A-D: Draft Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition

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10-21-05 CHAPTER IV E-F: Draft Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition

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10-21-05 CHAPTER IV G-L : Draft Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition

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10-21-05 CHAPTERS
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10-21-05 APPENDICES A-D: Draft Environmental Impact Report for Proposed Building 51 & Bevatron Demolition

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