Secretary Chu to Make Major Funding Announcement During Visit to Brookhaven National Laboratory

Washington, DC - US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will make a major funding announcement on Monday, March 23, while touring Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island, New York. Secretary Chu will also be joined by Congressman Tim Bishop and other elected officials.

The Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of DOE's seventeen national laboratories. BNL's primary mission is to deliver science-based solutions to the nation's energy, environmental and security needs.

Media wishing to attend should contact Mona Rowe at 631-344-2345 or at

Brookhaven National Laboratory event details:

WHAT: Secretary Steven Chu makes funding announcement and tours Brookhaven National Laboratory

WHEN: Facility tour will begin at 11:45 a.m.

***Press may be allowed to join tour already in progress. Contact Mona Rowe.

Major Funding Announcement will be made to scientists, lab staff and community leaders at 12:45 p.m.

For those unable to attend Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's talk and media event at Brookhaven National Laboratory today, the talk will be webcast live at starting at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

***Media availability to follow announcement.

WHERE: 2 Center St., Upton, NY 11973

Following the talk, Secretary Chu will be taking questions from the media. While that part of the event will not be webcast, we can forward your questions to the DOE Press Officer accompanying the Secretary. Please send questions by e-mail to or

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