DALLAS -- Texas officials are evaluating options to reduce or restructure $500 million in debt incurred from the state's investment in the failed Superconducting Super Collider project after finalizing a $720 million settlement agreement with the federal government.

"There are several options being considered, and I anticipate.. a decision within the next several weeks," said Del Williams, vice chairman of the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission, the state agency created to oversee the high-energy physics pro, jeer.

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