CERN AC Note (2000-03)-General description of the CNGS Project

5. CNGS and the environment

Socio-economic aspects

CERN’s importance to the overall economy was demonstrated when the LHC was proposed. The CNGS project is much less demanding in manpower and materials than the LHC. It is not directly going to create a significant number of new employment opportunities. On the other hand, it does go together with the other scientific projects that have made CERN one of the world’s greatest centres of excellence in particle physics. The new project will ensure that the study of neutrino physics continues in Europe. It will strengthen the scientific and technological image of CERN and it will attract research workers from all round the world, thereby assisting in the economic expansion of the region.

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