Modane underground laboratory: Status and project
Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (CNRS and CEA), Modane, France
* e-mail: Piquemal@cenbg.in2p3.fr
Accepted: 24 July 2012
Published online: 20 September 2012
The Modane Underground Laboratory is located 4800 meter water equivalent below the Fréjus mountain in the middle of the Fréjus road tunnel between France and Italy. This laboratory is a multi-disciplinary platform for experiments requiring low radioactive environment in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics but also for environmental sciences, biology, applications and industrial test benches. There exits a project for a new laboratory, 5 times bigger than the present one. It should be digged in 2013 during the excavation of the safety tunnel of the Fréjus road tunnel.
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