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Environment & Climate Change

MSU breaks ground on a groundbreaking science project

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Michigan State University
The $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams has been in development for five years.

Michigan State University breaks ground Monday on a major scientific research project.

The $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams has been in development for five years.

Thomas Glasmacher is the project director.   He says FRIB will have an impact far away from the East Lansing campus.

“We will enable folks to do research there which then lead to things that can be possibly commercialized and have an impact on everybody’s life,” says Glasmacher. “The reason for that is that we can make isotopes that nobody on the Earth can make right now.”

Construction is expected to take nearly a decade. 

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