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Sen. Gary Peters tours FRIB construction site at MSU

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Kevin Lavery
Sen. Gary Peters is the ranking member of the Senate’s Space, Science and Competitiveness Subcommittee. He talks with Deputy Project Manager Dr. Paul Mantica about the construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU.";

Construction is moving ahead of schedule at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University. Sen. Gary Peters toured the project yesterday to see its development firsthand. Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Senator Peters about his observations.

Construction is steadily progressing on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, at Michigan State University. A new office tower is rising at the site, and work continues on the underground chamber which will house the accelerator at the heart of the project. Scientists will one day fire particles at nearly light speed to create isotopes that can be used in a variety of applications, including cancer treatment.

Yesterday, Michigan Senator Gary Peters toured the FRIB chamber. Current State’s Kevin Lavery went along on the tour.

Kevin Lavery is a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things considered.
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