The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is dropping plans to expand its animal research center because of higher costs.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday the school is giving up $14.5 million in federal stimulus money because the school determined it would need another $20 million for the project.
The school had planned to add two buildings to the Bingham Facility to house dogs and hogs used to study hemophilia and heart disease. The animals are in an old center in Carrboro the school hoped to close.
UNC's Bob Lowman says fixing a wastewater treatment system and other related additions would cost more than the university expected.
The school had been fined $15,000 in May for allowing untreated wastewater into a creek near the Bingham Facility.
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