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Bill Created To Fund MSU Nuclear Science Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan State University could soon see some extra funding for one of their nuclear science programs.

The Facility For Rare Isotopic Beams Project called FRIB, will receive full funding if the new appropriations bill passes in Washington.

MSU's facility for rare isotopic beams will generate an estimated one billion dollars in economic activity during the first decade, creating thousands of jobs during construction and hundreds of high paying permanent jobs.

On Monday, US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced the bill would include their full request for funding the FRIB project.

Providing 55 million dollars for FRIB and authorize construction to begin this year.

State officials say the nuclear science research that will be done at the new facility is critical to Michigan and the entire country, as it pursues scientific break-through's by creating and studying elements that do not naturally happen on earth.

This bill could be passed as early as next week, placing MSU on the path to be one of the world's premiere centers for nuclear science.

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