|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:11:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOWEAPONS: National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories public meeting(MA)|
At biolab forum, divides remain deep By Justin A. Rice Boston Globe October 19, 2008They announced the project in 2003, and BU scientists and officials had initially hoped to be studying the world's deadliest germs at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center by now. Instead, they were cramming into Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall Tuesday night for the first locally hosted meeting of the scientific panel charged with overseeing an environmental review of the lab.
After local activists and public interest groups filed a lawsuit in 2006, a federal judge found the original environmental study for the lab to be inadequate, and the state required BU to address the study's shortcomings. Last November, a 16-member scientific advisory board, called the Blue Ribbon Panel, was charged with independently assessing the lab. The panel's members - doctors and scientists from across the country - were also tasked with bridging the communication gap between the institutions and the lab's detractors.
The advisory board, which hopes to make its recommendations to the National Institutes of Health by late 2009, started the meeting by posing questions to the crowd about how best to inform and educate the public on the lab and how the NIH and BU can seek the public's views about the lab's operation and oversight.
... For the entire article, see http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/10/19/at_biolab_forum_divides_remain_deep/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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