References

[1] William Molzon. Improved Test of Muon and Electron Number Conservation in Muon Processes. Proceedings of the 1997 SLAC Summer School Topical Conference, 1997.

[2] John Sculli. μ -> e Conversion Status and Prospects. Proceedings from the Workshop on Physics at the First Muon Collider and at the Front End of the Muon Collider, 1998.

[3] The KOPIO Experiment, RSVP website. Available at <www.bnl.gov/rsvp/KOPIO.htm>.

[4] Approved minutes from meeting of the Advisory Committee of the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, April 12-13, 2001.

[5] Approved minutes from meeting of the Advisory Committee of the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, November 1, 2001.

[6] Hearing Summary from the NSF OLPS of the House Subcommittee on Research hearing on the NSF Research and Related Activities Account and Plant Genomics, June 6, 2001.

[7] American Institute of Physics FYI 60(May 15, 2002).

[8] American Physical Society News Online, July 2002. Available at <www.aps.org/apsnews/0702/index.html>.

SPSE (SOUTH POLE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT)

Description

The South Pole Safety and Environmental project (SPSE) addressed urgent safety concerns at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The project included replacement of the heavy-equipment maintenance facility, the power plant, and fuel-storage facilities.

Approval and Funding History

MREFC funding of $25 million was provided in FY 1997, and an additional $500,000 was provided in FY 2002 to complete the project.

The SPSE received $25 million for FY 1997 [6] to undertake emergency upgrades, including a new garage and shop, new fuel-storage tanks, and a new power plant [7]. Construction for the SPSE began in the Antarctic in the summer of 1998 and proceeded on schedule despite the bitter conditions of the polar environment. The final phase of the project, completion of the new power plant, ended in January 2001 [8].

SPSM (SOUTH POLE STATION MODERNIZATION)

Description

The South Pole Station Modernization project (SPSM) is a new research station to replace aging facilities at the South Pole. An elevated station will replace the 1975 dome that now houses the US-operated South Pole research facility. Built using a modular design, the new station will house



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