|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 2 Sep 2013 16:25:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIODEFENSE: U.S. Moves Ahead on Plan to Sell Plum Island|
U.S. Moves Ahead on Plan to Sell Plum Island, Home of a Research
By JIM RUTENBERG New York Times August 30, 2013MONTAUK, N.Y. - It has figured in conspiracy theories involving government experimentation with odd hybrid animals, à la Dr. Moreau. It was mentioned in "Silence of the Lambs" as the one place fit for the serial killer Hannibal Lecter. In real life, it was home to a high-security federal laboratory that did important research on contagious animal diseases.
Now, with one of the final federal decisions having been announced this week, Plum Island is that much closer to being sold, though probably at a price to make even Dr. Moreau think twice.
The General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, which are jointly overseeing the sale of the island, released a "record of decision" on Thursday night to help clear the way for an eventual sale that has been in the works since 2008, when the government floated the idea, since approved, of moving the Animal Disease Center to Manhattan - Manhattan, Kan., that is.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/nyregion/us-moves-ahead-on-plan-to- sell-plum-island-home-of-a-research-laboratory.html
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