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Scientists Concerned About Fort Detrick Lab

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Scientists and lawmakers are concerned about plans to build a bio-defense animal laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md.

Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, along with researchers at the National Academy of Sciences say there are some serious security concerns involving the proposed lab, designed to test human resistance to bio-warfare.

The review panel says the Army should do a more thorough job of assessing the risks of the facility. They say the lab could put workers and the Frederick community at risk.

A Fort Detrick scientist allegedly carried out the 2001 anthrax attacks. The science panel says that illustrates the need for greater security.


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