Trump administration's budget cuts threaten Brookhaven National Lab

The plan calls for $3 billion to be cut from the Department of Energy. It's unclear how much would be trimmed from the lab's budget. The $537 million in federal funds it received last year helped fund Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source II project and its Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

Lab director Doon Gibbs says he's not yet prepared to say how proposed cuts to his budget will affect the work that goes on at the facility.

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