HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Academy of Sciences says the Army should do a more thorough job of assessing the risks of a planned biodefense animal laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
An expert panel says in a strongly worded report that the planning document for the proposed Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility isn’t sufficient to ensure that the laboratory design will protect human health and the environment.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Amid Thunderstorm In Baltimore's Riverside Neighborhood
Maryland’s two U.S. senators urged the Army on Friday to make the necessary modifications to protect lab workers and the surrounding community.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Fireworks Return To Baltimore's Inner Harbor
The science panel cites the 2001 anthrax attacks, allegedly carried out by a Fort Detrick scientist, to illustrate one of the shortcomings in the Army document.MORE NEWS: Maryland Comptroller Franchot Tests Positive For COVID-19
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