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On April 24, 1990, Dr. James F. Decker, Acting Director, Office
Prior to that hearing, you submitted written questions for
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PRE-HEARING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
UNITED STATES SENATE
ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENERGY RESEARCH
QUESTIONS FROM SENATOR FORD
1. Cost Estimate
The sum of as-spent dollars for the SSC project from FY 1988
The Department is in the process of refining the cost estimates for the SSC project and is conducting a number of independent reviews of the SSC Laboratory's estimate. These reviews will be completed in the June time frame. The Department plans to have validated a cost estimate, along with a baseline design and schedule, in August of this year. A report on this new cost estimate will be provided to the Congress at that time.
In the meantime, it is fair to say that the estimated cost
The details will be provided to the Congress when the final cost
How did the need for this cost increase become apparent?
The need for this cost increase is related to two major factors: better estimates of schedule, updated funding profiles, labor, material, and tooling costs; and technical changes.
The technical changes arise from two technical factors related
to so-called persistent currents in the magnets that were