The University has agreed to build a 5,000 square foot lab for researcherJoAnn Burkholder. Right now, Burkholder's labs are scattered acrosscampus. According to the University, the new lab will likely be locatedat Centennial Campus.
WRAL is told high estimates for the lab are about $200 a square foot. Thatwould put the price tag at one million dollars. Friday morning, NC State's Vice Chancellor for research said "we will find space for it."
Pfiesteria has been linked to fish kills in the Neuse River and other fishkills in North Carolina and neighboring states. With a new research lab, scientists may be able to find out how to put the brakes on thefish-killer.
University leaders and scientists will meet in the next few weeks to finalizeplans for the lab, including who's going to pay for it and where tobuild it.
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