Proposed deep underground facility could provide key research opportunities



A proposed laboratory and observatory in the deep sub-surface could provide an unprecedented opportunity to conduct a broad range of Earth science research, according to geoscientists attending a mid-September meeting in Washington, D.C.

Although neutrino and physics research are the current driving forces behind efforts to establish a U.S. national underground science laboratory (NUSL), the Earth sciences also could have a significant role in any such facility, they noted.