WASHINGTON -- Senate opponents of the $11.2 billion Super-conducting Super Collider announced yesterday that victory is within their grasp, and that they expect to deal the final blow to the Texas atomic energy project in September.

"This is the fifth year I've led the charge to torpedo this project, " said Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark. He noted in a press conference that collider opponents have increased in numbers each year to the point that they voted 280 to 150 to close out the project's funding in the House last month.

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