|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:59:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS: "Fort Detrick [MD] research leaders confident despite CDC safety breach"|
Fort Detrick research leaders confident despite CDC safety breach By Sylvia Carignan Frederick News-Post (MD) July 24, 2014The people in charge of Fort Detrick’s biocontainment labs are confident in their operations, even as safety breaches at other federal agencies lead Congress to question lab security.
In response to those breaches, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s lab at Fort Detrick said he worked with staff to verify that their training was up-to-date and that the recent incidents would become a "teaching moment."
"It starts with expectations, it starts with leadership," the director, Pat Fitch, said Tuesday at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. NBACC is the federal government’s leading organization for forensic analysis of bioterrorism attacks or bio- crime and often assists the FBI in its investigations. Shawn M. Boesen, chief of the Safety, Radiation and Environmental Division at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, said his staff continuously reviews their safety process, but no plans exist to make changes to policy as a direct result of the June and July safety breaches involving anthrax at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and smallpox at the Food and Drug Administration.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/health/policy/fort-detrick- research-leaders-confident-despite-cdc-safety-breach/article_2c28d1f7- b5a7-5d06-af7e-d7a4885fcfb1.html
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