Brookhaven National Lab

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On Long Island, Brookhaven National Laboratory plans to cut its workforce by 6.5 percent within the next few months.

Lab officials say that the staff reduction is not related to proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget, but an opportunity to reduce costs.

The buyouts would be offered to support staff, and the lab hopes to cut 175 jobs.

Officials tell Newsday that if buyout offers are not accepted by August 24, layoffs are possible.

Brookhaven National Lab currently has 2,700 employees.

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New York wants most of the state to be reliant on clean energy in 15 years, and the key to getting it done may lie with the award-winning Long Island researcher who developed the pacemaker battery.

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National Grid wants to build New York’s largest solar energy farm on Long Island, but residents are not welcoming the plan.

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A piece of Long Island infrastructure is, right now, floating down the Carolina coast. an electromagnetic particle storage ring used at Brookhaven National Lab is being shipped to another nation lab 3,200 miles away. It left last week.