Thanks Diane and Paul. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out.
Here’s “the rest of the story”: http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/aug15/bri8415..html
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] KSU biosecurity/biosafety issues?
Has anyone else heard of this? I just came across it: From USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/08/04/secret-sanctions-revealed-against-university-hosting-125-billion-biolab/31075709/)
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
Midwest Chemical Safety LLC
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