|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:36:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS: 2007 Anthrax incident at Dugway (UT)|
In key anthrax test, scientist just threw out test tube showing sample was alive by Alison Young USA TODAY September 17, 2015 It was a critical test to ensure anthrax bacteria had been thoroughly killed so the samples could be safely shipped to researchers at other labs. Yet the Army scientist simply threw out one test tube that showed some of the potentially dangerous anthrax was still alive, and issued “death certificates” for the rest of the batch that was then sent on to another lab, records obtained by USA TODAY show. Some of the anthrax bacteria in the other test tubes was also still alive, the receiving lab later discovered. The records, released under the federal Freedom of Information Act, reveal new details of how a scientist at the Army’s Dugway Proving Ground badly misjudged the effectiveness of one of the lab’s three kill procedures in 2007 - long before the discovery in May that the massive biodefense complex in Utah had been mistakenly shipping live anthrax to dozens of unsuspecting labs in the USA and abroad for more than a decade. … For the entire article, see http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/17/dugway-lab-anthrax-test-tube/32555249/ -- 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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