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New WSU Tri-Cities Lab Could Help Reduce Country's Oil Dependence

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The bioproducts, science and engineering Laboratory at WSU Tri-Cities is 25% complete.

The facility will house labs that could help wean the country off of foreign oil.

They are developing bioproducts for use in plastic manufacturing.

About 20% of the country's crude oil is currently used to make plastics.

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