From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] KSU biosecurity/biosafety issues?
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:08:19 -0500
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Thanks Diane and Paul.  It will be interesting to watch how this plays out.




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Schmidt, Diane (schmidd)
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] KSU biosecurity/biosafety issues?


Hi Harry,


Here’s “the rest of the story”:


Best regards,


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] on behalf of Harry Elston [helston**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM]
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 — where a controversial $1.25 billion biosecurity lab facility is under construction — 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

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