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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 05:35:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS, REUSE: Plum Island Animal Disease Center (NY)
Government assessing potential fate of Plum Island
Private sale for redevelopment an option after research facility is moved to Kansas

By Judy Benson
The Day (CT)
March 19, 2010

The federal government will study the potential environmental impacts of selling Plum Island to a private owner for redevelopment or keeping the 840-acre island in federal hands after the research lab for highly infectious animal diseases is moved to Manhattan, Kan.

In a notice published Thursday in the Federal Register, the General Services Administration announced that it would undertake an Environmental Impact Statement to guide the anticipated sale of Plum Island and a 9.5-acre support facility in Orient Point, N.Y.

The island, located in Long Island Sound about 1.5 miles from Orient Point, has been the site of the high-security Plum Island Animal Disease Center since 1954. It is the only national lab for research into foot-and-mouth virus, which is highly contagious to livestock, as well as classical swine fever, vesicular stomatitis virus and foreign animal diseases. It was run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 2003, when it was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security.


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