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FRIB Groundbreaking Creates Hundreds Of Jobs

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- It's a big day for Michigan State University as officials break ground at a new facility.

Monday, Senator Debbie Stabenow will help break ground on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

Construction on the $730 million project is scheduled to start this spring. The groundbreaking of the physics research facility commonly known as FRIB will not only make MSU a world-class leader in cutting edge research, but the facility will also create more jobs in the nuclear science community.

For the first time researchers will be able to produce breakthroughs on elements that are not normally found in nature.

The research is expected to help 1,500 scientists discover applications in medicine, national security and biology.

MSU estimates the project will create about 180 jobs at FRIB and another 200 in related industries in the next 10 years. The facility is currently accepting applications for more than a dozen jobs.

The ground breaking ceremony will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the FRIB construction site on the corner of Wilson Road and Bogue Street. Senator Stabenow, one of the leading advocates for the project will speak.



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