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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The University of Rhode Island broke ground Monday on a $68 million Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences that will triple lab space for chemistry students and house the U.S. Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response.
The construction, architecture, engineering, managing and staffing of the new center will create around 1,200 jobs in the state.
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