Skip to comments.Defense Department: More labs affected by anthrax than previously reported
Posted on 05/29/2015 7:24:12 PM PDT by markomalley
The Department of Defense has ordered a review of all labs following revelations that the number of labs that received live anthrax samples is larger than first reported.
"As of now, 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect samples. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who is leading the ongoing investigation pursuit to its statutory authorities. The Department will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public," Defense Department said in a statement.
The Defense Department had previously reported labs in nine states and Osan Air Force Base in South Korea were impacted.
As a result of the inadvertent shipments, the Defense Department will do a review of all previously reported inactive spores to ensure there are no additional live samples in distribution.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control will conduct an investigation to determine how the irradiation procedures failed to render the samples inert, what potential procedures could have prevented the release of live spores, and any steps necessary to fix the problems.
"The department takes this matter very seriously and is acting with urgency to address this matter and Work expects review findings within 30 days," Defense said.
The suspicious part of me says that this was part of a planned release of anthrax into the general population as a prelude to martial law. But they got caught.
I don’t know, but this is very strange.
Must be some sort of WMD of the month club or something.
More than likely it was a test to see what kind of response there would be from the general public.
“...will conduct an investigation to determine how the irradiation procedures failed to render the samples inert,”
Don’t they test them after the irradiation procedure to make sure the procedure worked?? Seems only reasonable.
Yeah well it's the .gov so that blows that.
It was good enough for government work
Amazing you never find out who did it. “DOD” isn’t “who.” I want a name “Johm R. Smith did it.” Why do they protect the individuals that do something like this...we deserve a perp walk for being exposed to this kind of stupidity and danger.
You can bet a “Smith” was not involved. It is probably a Middle Eastern name, or one of those Eastern European names with twelve consonants and two vowels.
I was thinking more along the low IQ African type.