From: "Schmidt, Diane (schmidd)" <schmidd**At_Symbol_Here**UCMAIL.UC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] KSU biosecurity/biosafety issues?
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 18:55:29 +0000
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Hi Harry,


Here's "the rest of the story":
Best regards,

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Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:26 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] KSU biosecurity/biosafety issues?

Has anyone else heard of this?  I just came across it: From USA Today (



Kansas State University =97 where a controversial $1.25 billion biosecurity lab facility is under construction =97 secretly faced federal sanctions last year after repeatedly violating safety regulations during its research with bioterror pathogens, records obtained by USA TODAY show.

Kansas State's "history of non-compliance" during four consecutive inspections over two years shows a "systemic problem" and has "raised serious concerns" about the university's ability to put safeguards in place to ensure safety and containment of dangerous pathogens, according to a March 2014 letter to the university from federal lab regulators.





Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH

Midwest Chemical Safety LLC

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