Monday, June 1, 2009

$200K Power Outage

We lost power on campus for a little over an hour today. Normally this wouldn't be that big a deal, mostly people just went home. However, when the emergency generator on the giant electromagnet fails to turn on... we have a big problem. I'm guessing the generator wasn't connected properly which is awesome because it'll cost upwards of $200,000 to recharge the magnet, not to mention the repairs to the amplifiers and the cost of actually connecting the generator.

I'm guessing this is going to delay our projects a bit as well.

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