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New Chemistry Lab to be Built at PNNL in Richland

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RICHLAND, WA - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is getting ready to build a new chemistry lab in Richland. 

At approximately 16,000 square feet, the single-story building will cost about $7.5 million to build and furnish. It will feature 10 chemistry labs and a small complement of workstations for researchers to use while conducting their experiments.

Directors at PNNL say the facility will support a broad range of research missions and includes features to make the building easier to modify for specific projects.   

"PNNL looks strategically at a number of factors to develop and maintain the campus, with our science vision and customer needs as the top drivers when it comes to our facility planning," says PNNL Director Mike Kluse.

The new lab will be located on the north end of the campus near the corner of Stevens Drive and Horn Rapids Road.

Construction is set to begin this spring and is expected to be finished by spring of 2016.