MEDIA ADVISORY: MU hosts groundbreaking ceremony for addition to Research Reactor facility

Sept. 28, 2023
Contact: Uriah Orland, (573) 882-6212,


University of Missouri leaders host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 47,000-square-foot addition to the MU Research Reactor (MURR) facility. Dubbed “MURR West,” the $20 million, three-story addition to the existing MURR North Building will expand the facility’s production space and testing laboratories to offer researchers and their students more resources to discover new treatments that provide benefits to people around the country and the world.


Speakers include:
Matt Sanford, executive director of MURR
Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri
Michael Williams, chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer


1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2


University of Missouri Research Reactor
1513 Research Park Dr.
Columbia, Missouri 65203

NOTE: Images and b-roll video of MURR are available upon request. Media interested in covering the event should contact Uriah Orland at 573-882-6212 or

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