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By David Pan 

NOAA decides against rebuilding waterfront Mukilteo Research facility


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 11:25am

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The federal government has decided not to rebuild NOAA's Mukilteo Research Facility.

The decision not to rebuild the Mukilteo Research Station on the waterfront appears to be final.

In a letter sent to local government officials by Rep. Rick Larsen (D-2nd District), the congressman wrote, "It is with regret that I acknowledge the replacement facility for the MRS will not be built due to unexpectedly high construction costs."

Larsen praised the world-class research work conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center since the 1970s. He noted that the research not only supported the regional commercial and recreation...

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