Energy bill leads to research shutdown

Radboud University’s high field magnet laboratory – the only one in the world where extremely strong magnetic fields can be created – has been shut down since the beginning of the year because its electricity bill is too high.

News agency ANP reports on Tuesday that Radboud expects the bill for powering the lab to reach €750,000 this year, more than double last year’s figure, because it no longer gets favourable treatment.
The lab was opened in 2003 at a cost of €23m.

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