Your June 7 article regarding the Superconducting Super Collider accurately reported that the $250 million of general obligation bonds from the state of Texas will not be affected by ongoing congressional funding discussions. These bonds are backed by the Texas Legislature with the fur support of both houses, and the state continues to enjoy an AA bond rating.

Development of the Super Collider is progressing at a rapid rate. Tunneling for the 54-mile underground ring that will house this immense research facility Is well underway with completion of the first 10 miles. The first superconducting magnets that will be used to focus and steer subatomic protons for collision experiments have passed all tests. And several support facilities now house a growing staff of more than 2,100 laboratory employees, including some of the world's foremost physicists.

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