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http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3349467/

Posted: Aug. 8, 2008

Butner, N.C. — The Town Council voted unanimously Thursday to withdraw its support for a proposed federal research lab, which has become the target of growing opposition from residents and neighboring communities.

Butner is one of five finalist locations that the Department of Homeland Security is considering for a National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility, which would study animal diseases and diseases spread from animals to humans.

Supporters say the lab would bring about 1,500 short-term construction jobs and would eventually employ up to 500 people and could generate $6 billion in the local economy over the next two decades.

Local residents have rallied in opposition to the proposed lab, fearing germs for diseases like avian flu and Mad Cow could be released in the community or a possible terrorist attack.

Granville County officials also withdrew their support for the lab earlier this year, and the Raleigh City Council expressed formal opposition to the lab this week, saying they wanted to protect the headwaters of Falls Lake, the city's primary reservoir, from possible contamination.

Butner officials initially supported the lab, then adopted a neutral position while awaiting a federal environmental impact statement.Butner Councilman Elbert Oakley said he and his colleagues "wanted to know the truth about the lab" but said they feel "the federal government has not given us enough information."

A Homeland Security spokesman said department officials would take the lack of local support for the lab into consideration in deciding whether to locate it in Butner. A final decision is expected this fall.
 

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Yea this reminds me of that Dr that worked for the Army that is suppose to be the guy that released the Anthrax.

I don't know if you'll have seen any of that BS, but blaming a dead guy is BS. Additionally, why would the Army continue to allow a nut job to work with bio weapons (for 5 years) if the FBI thought he was the guy? That just defies logic.

Something smells like crap about that situation as well as the one in NC.
 

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I heard it was going into Mississippi. Everything to do with politics and nothing to do with being a good spot. They use to put the super deadly disease labs on islands. That was a good idea. I think it's very arrogant to assume that modern technology and homeland security is suitable protection, that they replace the need for geographic isolation and common sense.

If you need the lab to be close to a lot of civilized scientists then it should probably be underground.
 

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Sounds like The Stand :-D

 

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Great flick TA. Steven King Rocks.

If you look at human history, disease is much more deadly than war.

Bubonic Plague (The Black Death)- 13th century killed 75 million.
Small Pox-18th century killed 300 million.
Spanish Flu- 1918-1919 killed 50-100 million in less than 2 years.

The scary thing about Ebola is its a Zoomatic Virus. (It can be transmitted from other animals to humans)

The lab in Virgina that was researching ebola and had a few medical personnel aquire the disease. The one nurse that got it, and it is unknown if she got it from an airborn source of not.

If they want to play with crap then they should go to Africa or Thailand where they have had outbreaks.
 

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The stand was a great miniseries and an even better book. They filmed the bulk of it in Utah. The opening scene looks a lot like dugway proving grounds. Scary thing is they still do bio-weapons lab work out there (for protection systems testing supposedly). If you do a web search for survivors of dugway you get all sorts of great stories about them accidentally killing sheep in adjacent skull valley and the live animal chemical and bio weapons testing they did in the 50's. They even tried simulating what would happen if a nuclear powered aircraft were to crash in one area of the base.
 

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So this Butner place is near the Research Triangle Park...which is full of Bio-tech companies...<conspiracy theory>would be perfect match, build diseases and their corresponding treatment/vaccines.</conspiracy theory>

BioAbility, LLC
Howard Associates, LLC
Biogen idec
Diosynth Biotechnology
Eisai Inc.
Zen-Bio
United Therapeutics Corporation
Endacea, Inc
Botanics Integrated, LLC
BrandPort, Inc.
Teotten Diagnostics, Inc.
Ascon Health, Inc.
Entegrion, Inc.
AlphaVax, Inc.
Alnis BioSciences, Inc.
Saha Pharmaceuticals
ISAF (International Service Assistance Fund)
Monsanto Corporation
BioMarck Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Cognosci, Inc.
Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
RadarFind Corporation
Invitrox
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Humacyte
Nufarm Americas, Inc.
Talecris Biotherapeutics
Agarigen
Tricon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bioptigen
Southcot, Inc.
Precision Biosciences, Inc.
Jenken Biosciences, Inc.
Eno Research & Development, Inc.
Civatech Oncology
Stiefel Laboratories
Turret Labs (Medibeam Health Monitors)
GenTel BioSciences, Inc.
Copernicus Group, IRB
General Engineering and Environmental of NC, Inc.
Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, The
Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
Lineberry Research Associates
Tetra Tech, Inc.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)
National Institute of Statistical Sciences
National Toxicology Program
North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
 

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So this Butner place is near the Research Triangle Park...which is full of Bio-tech companies...<conspiracy theory>would be perfect match, build diseases and their corresponding treatment/vaccines.</conspiracy theory>
Interesting thought.
 
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