|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:56:40 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS: "Army anthrax revelations raise oversight concerns"|
Army anthrax revelations raise oversight concerns by Alison Young and Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY January 15, 2016 New revelations about systemic safety problems at a huge Army biodefense lab show the need for better oversight and accountability at facilities working with dangerous pathogens, some experts said Friday. "This investigation shows yet again that even elite organizations will compromise safety and security if they are not subject to appropriate oversight and accountability," said Gregory Koblentz, director of the biodefense graduate program at George Mason University. On Friday, USA TODAY revealed harsh findings in a new Pentagon accountability review that found years of "complacency" about safety at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah was a key factor in how the facility could have mistakenly shipped live anthrax specimens for more than a decade. … For the entire article, see 'http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/01/15/army-lab-anthrax-accounability-report-reaction/78845202/ See also http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/investigation-faults-us-army-labs-leaders-over-mistaken-anthrax-shipments/ar-BBofu26?ocid=spartandhp -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.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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