Sanford Lab, Fermilab to host public meeting on new developments

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The Sanford Underground Research Facility and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will hold an informational meeting focusing on new developments with the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE). The meeting takes place March 13, at the Lead-Deadwood High School Auditorium.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

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“This meeting gives the public an opportunity to be involved with and informed about this significant construction project that will happen in Lead, S.D.,” said Joshua Willhite, the deputy project manager with Fermilab.

Officials with Sanford Lab and Fermilab will give an overview of the LBNF/DUNE project, discuss designs and construction plans for excavation and rock removal and answer questions about the project.

Contact: Constance Walter, Communications Director Sanford Underground Research Facility 605.722.4025 (office)/402.560.6116 (cell)

Sanford Lab is operated by the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA) with funding from the Department of Energy. Our mission is to advance compelling underground, multidisciplinary research in a safe work environment and to inspire and educate through science, technology, and engineering. Visit us at

The LBNF/DUNE project is led by Fermilab, America's foremost particle physics laboratory. Fermilab operates and builds powerful particle accelerators for investigating the smallest things human beings have ever observed. Visit Fermilab at 

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