|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 May 2015 09:21:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS: Anthrax via mail|
Pentagon: Live anthrax inadvertently distributed by Army laboratory By Dan Lamothe Washington Post May 27, 2015 An Army laboratory in Utah inadvertently distributed live samples of anthrax to facilities in nine states, prompting an ongoing effort to recover them and and another sample sent to a U.S. military base in South Korea, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The first live sample discovered was shipped from Dugway Proving Ground in Utah to an undisclosed facility in Maryland and reported by workers there May 22. Live samples from that same batch - labeled "AG1" - were sent to laboratories in eight other states, and could have been distributed from there to additional facilities run by the government or private companies, according to a defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the incident. The Pentagon also said that one sample of anthrax was sent to the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition Program at Osan Air Base. It did not clarify whether that same was live "The sample was destroyed in accordance with appropriate protocols," said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, in a statement. … For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/05/27/pentagon-army-laboratory-inadvertently-distributed-live-anthrax/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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