Urban BioWarfare Facilities Make Neighbors Nervous

Most experts agree that the level 4 facilities would probably be pretty safe, since they are made of numerous isolation chambers that researchers would enter in moon-style protective gear. Whether they are suitable for urban areas is a matt
July 2, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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A network of high-security laboratories for storing and investigating some of the most lethal viruses known to mankind is being built across the US, leaving communities in uproar. This is not just a matter of nimbyism. The protesters cannot understand why they should risk exposure to the tiny clutch of diseases requiring the construction of maximum-security "level 4" biosafety facilities - there are just five of them - when none has any known practical utility as a guerrilla weapon.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Sunday, June 29, 2003 in The Independent
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