Kansas State University

7:52 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Officials Break Ground On NBAF Power Plant

Federal, state and local officials broke ground on the NBAF facility Tuesday in Manhattan, Kan.
Credit Shierrene Jones Sontag / Governor's office

Federal , state, and local officials gathered Tuesday afternoon at a ceremonial groundbreaking for a power plant on the site of the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.

The so-called Central Utility Plant is Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security project - a high level bio-containment animal disease lab that will studying emerging and foreign animal diseases.

Congress allocated $40 million for the power plant in 2011.

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