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Central utility plant — crucial piece of New Brunswick cancer center project — now online

A critical feature of the new Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center in New Brunswick is now in place — even with more than a year to go before the highly touted facility opens its doors.

Construction crews recently powered up the central utility plant for what will be the 12-story, 520,000-square-foot cancer hospital at Somerset and Division streets. That means the project is now generating its own electricity, heat and air conditioning, providing a glimpse of the redundancy that will support the center’s life-saving treatment and research.

The New Brunswick Development Corp., which is spearheading the $750 million project on behalf of RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute, recently marked the milestone with a video of crews flipping an oversized light switch.

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