WASHINGTON -- House and Senate conferees yesterday approved $640 million to continue building the Superconducting Super Collider in fiscal 1994, but opponents of the atom smasher are expected to mount one last battle against it when it comes up for a final vote in the House next week.

"We are planning on making an attempt [to kill the finding] and we're optimistic we'll be successful," said Joel Shapiro, an aide to Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., a leading opponent of the super collider finding.

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