Is A MWD Research Lab Economic Development?

Boston city officials and Boston University want to build a controversial virus lab in a densely populated neighborhood.
May 11, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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There are only two other "Biosafety Level 4" lab in the US. The site in Boston is singular, "however, because of the high density of the neighborhood. It took several months before residents of Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods became suspicious of plans to build a major scientific lab along their border. But after these neighbors learned the lab would be used to study the most dangerous viruses in the world -- anthrax, Ebola, and plague among them -- their suspicion quickly turned into anger."

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Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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