UNC Chapel Hill has bailed on a plan to expand a troubled animal research facility in Orange County.
In doing so, it will forfeit $14.5 million in federal stimulus grant funding.
The university had planned to use the money to expand the Bingham Facility, which is west of Carrboro and used for hemophilia research.
But the university says now the $20 million in funding required along with the federal grant makes the project too difficult.
Mark Schultz has the story.