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    "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

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    WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from an Army facility in Utah to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
    "At this time we do not suspect any risk to the general public," CDC spokeswoman Kathy Harben said.
    A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, said the suspected live anthrax samples were shipped from Dugway Proving Ground using a commercial delivery service.
    Warren said the government has confirmed one recipient, a laboratory in Maryland, received live spores. The CDC has asked for preventative treatment for four workers who were in close proximity to the live samples.
    It is suspected but not yet confirmed that anthrax sent to labs in as many as eight other states also contained live spores, Warren said.
    Later, Warren said an anthrax sample from the same batch at Dugway also was sent to a U.S. military laboratory at Osan Air Base in South Korea. No personnel there have shown signs of exposure, he said, and the sample was destroyed.
    "There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Warren said.
    The anthrax samples were shipped from Dugway to government and commercial labs in Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia. The Defense Department, acting "out of an abundance of caution," has halted "the shipment of this material from its labs pending completion of the investigation," Warren said.
    There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers.
    –Col. Steve Warren, U.S. Pentagon


    In February, the Dugway facility debuted its $39 million biological weapons testing chamber, built following a 2002 directive upping biological warfare readiness. The chamber is the largest of its kind, designed to test how well other biological agent detectors function, and is capable of precision testing under a variety of conditions.
    At the February ribbon cutting, Dugway's commander, Col. Ronald Fizer, said it is impossible to overestimate the value of the chamber, which can test biological agents such as anthrax, plague or ricin.
    "It is a huge deal," he said. "We have not had the ability to evaluate these systems in a live environment before. This allows us to have a high degree of confidence in our systems."
    Contact with anthrax spores can cause severe illness.
    Fizer said Wednesday he is concerned about the error, especially considering safety protocols are in place to prevent it from happening. He said the information he could release is limited while the federal government investigates.
    "Until their investigation is complete, I won't be able to give you any answers on exactly how it happened," Fizer said.
    The colonel said he couldn't confirm which safety measures failed to prevent the shipment from Dugway Proving Ground, if any.
    "They will confirm whether there was a violation of protocol in sending these out, or in fact there's something else that happened," he said.
    Fizer echoed Warren's statement that no lab workers have been infected as a result of the anthrax shipment and that the current risk is minimal.

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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    Why such a delay in reporting this incident? Did not these incidents date back to March 2014? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    "Commercial shipper"

    Just to clarify - the live spores were not "released" - just shipped. Not to worry.

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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie View Post
    Why such a delay in reporting this incident? Did not these incidents date back to March 2014? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    "Commercial shipper"

    Just to clarify - the live spores were not "released" - just shipped. Not to worry.
    It's a trial run for the government's Biological warfare program which is going to target American citizens.
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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It's a trial run for the government's Biological warfare program which is going to target American citizens.
    Yep, accept they already did that trial run when they mailed anthrax, traced to an army base to Daschel and Leahy's offices back in 2001!!
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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    May I introduce a hypothetical, "What If?"

    What if the person responsible for this "foul up", who (AFAIK) may never be discovered, was a saboteur?

    And I will leave it to you to imagine who might be able and willing to use their bio lab qualifications to become employed in such a facility and in such a capacity that they would have unsupervised access to virulent anthrax spores and could HYPOTHETICALLY send them out hoping that an accidental release might kill innocent Americans.

    Are we allowing Political Correctness to force us into making ill advised hiring practices?

    And then, HYPOTHETICALLY, imagine thousands of sensitive jobs in industries crucial to our national way of life, economy and commerce which could be vulnerable to thousands of someones with an axe to grind or a commitment to cause death destruction and chaos to this country.

    Will we find out too late how vulnerable we have been since 9/11 because we were ignorant and too Politically Correct to act prudently and with a healthy sense of informed self preservation??

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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    I thought biological warfare was outlawed. Am I to believe our country is a cesspool of contradiction?

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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    I thought biological warfare was outlawed. Am I to believe our country is a cesspool of contradiction?
    Studying it in order to protect against others is not outlawed.

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    Re: "Accidental " Releasre of Anthrax Spores!!

    I think they need it not for creating any kind of biological warfare but on purely scientific purposes only - remember Pentagon received envelopes with anthrax spores inside several times so they need them for investigating all possible consequences and possibilities to stop it from spreading I guess.

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