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Barn Media 11-17-10: National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Risk Assessment Released

Brian Allmer
Brian Allmer, Barn Media

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A report released by the National Research Council assesses the risk associated with operating the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. Based on the Department of Homeland Security Assessment reviewed by the Research Council Committee – there is nearly a 70-percent chance over the 50-year lifetime of the facility that a release of FMD could result in an infection outside the laboratory. The impact to the economy could be nine-billion to 50-billion dollars…

A report released by the National Research Council assesses the risk associated with operating the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. Based on the Department of Homeland Security Assessment reviewed by the Research Council Committee – there is nearly a 70-percent chance over the 50-year lifetime of the facility that a release of FMD could result in an infection outside the laboratory. The impact to the economy could be nine-billion to 50-billion dollars…


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