2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:29:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, NATURAL RESOURCES: Plum Island (NY) Animal Disease Center
This is a Homeland Security Department site. - LS

Tour takes in Plum Island's beauty
Environmental groups get closeup look at what they hope to see saved

Riverhead News Review (NY)
October 13, 2010

Lab 257 on Plum Island, visible at left, was built as a storage facility during World War I and later was used for foot-and-mouth disease studies. It was vacated and mothballed in the mid-1990s.

The clock is ticking on the future of Plum Island, and environmental advocates have banded together to fight to preserve the 840-acre property.

The island, just east of Orient Point, has been the site of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plum Island Animal Disease Center since 1954, though work there has been overseen by the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. The federal government last year announced plans to sell the island and build a more high-tech animal disease research facility in Kansas.

Last Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Department of Homeland Security gave a tour of the island to a group of environmentalists.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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