First shielding blocks in staging area, readying for start of FRIB construction

Recycled steel shielding blocks (Duratek blocks) are being staged close to FRIB for just-in-time delivery for FRIB construction. The first 18 blocks have been trucked from Energy Solutions in Tennessee to a storage area at a shipping company about 40 miles from MSU. More than 200 of the 10-ton blocks will be used for radiation shielding below the target facility hot cell, the lowest excavated point and one of the earliest areas to be built when civil construction begins.