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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Plum Island: Sens. Gillibrand and Schumer reintroduce legislation to prevent sale

New York Senators, Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer  and Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal  and Chris Murphy announced the reintroduction of the Plum Island Conservation Act, legislation that would More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Plum Island: Sen Chuck Schumer wants to ensure it is protected and preserved after animal lab moves

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced legislation that would help ensure Plum Island is protected and preserved. Specifically, the legislation provides the General Services Administration (GSA) with the More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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USDA to investigate CDC anthrax breach as number exposed rises, not the first ‘laboratory accident’

In a follow-up to the Thursday story of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staffers potentially exposed to the dangerous bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, the federal health agency will cede the investigation More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Obama FY 2015 budget: $300 million for National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility (NBAF)

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget was released today and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would get $60.9 billion in total budget authority. $49.0 billion in gross discretionary funding, More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Donald Trump considers buying Plum Island

With the building of the the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas to replace the aging and outdated, six-decade old Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Suffolk County, New York, the More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Discovery Channel to air ‘America’s Most Secret: Structures’ featuring Plum Island…I think

Public domain photo/Keith Weller Back in July, a promo video was published for the Plum Island special on Discovery’s program “America’s Most Secret: Structures”, and many of our readers More...

By Robert On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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A scaled-back ‘Plum Island’ Kansas lab would meet U.S. needs according to NRC report

Public domain photo/Keith Weller A government-backed committee of the National Research Council issued a report Friday saying the United States would have adequate biosecurity protections even if plans for a proposed More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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Plum Island to be featured on Discovery’s “America’s Most Secret: Structures”

Need a dose of conspiracy? What lies beyond the shores of the small island near Long Island, NY? What’s with all the secrecy? The Discovery Channel will take a closer look at the home of the notorious home More...

By Robert On Friday, November 26th, 2010
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Transplanting Plum Island to Kansas: is the country’s food supply at risk?

The controversial animal disease research laboratory, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on the relatively remote island off the tip of Long Island will be moving to the heartland of America, Manhattan, More...


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