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‘Great urgency’ for major improvements in Nist facilities

Water leaks have damaged equipment and labs, finds study of US standards institute

There is “great urgency” for “major improvements” at facilities managed by the US’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to an independent study it commissioned.

The study by an ad-hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine was designed to investigate the facilities and utilities infrastructure of Nist, which provides scientific calibrations and references for laboratories and industry.

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