Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Manhattan, Ks. Germ Warfare Lab - NBAF - Funding Cut


NBAF funding reduced, work on project delayed

K-State Collegian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Funding was cut for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility from the Congressional budget on Monday. President Barack Obama requested that the project be reevaluated by the Department of Homeland Security due to budget concerns.

No funds for NBAF construction in Obama budget

Wichita Business Journal - ‎14 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama's proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 contains no request for additional funding for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, which has been planned in Manhattan. President Barack Obama's proposed budget for ...

Tim Heuldskamp responds to the proposed NBAF cuts in a Q&A

Manhattan Mercury - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
Well I've always been supportive of NBAF. We had votes in the state senate. We had votes in Washington. We all agree of how critically important it is. That's often what gets lost is what will be done if we don't get NBAF built.

White House cuts funding for Kansas lab

News-Press Now - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
By JOHN MILBURN, APPOSTED: 3:30 pm CST February 13, 2012 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Barack Obama recommended Monday that no additional funding be allocated for construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas and said the Department of Homeland ...

Gov. Brownback and Kansas' delegation in Congress react to White House budget ...

Manhattan Mercury - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
"We appreciate that President Obama's budget contains funding to add research missions currently at Plum Island to Kansas State's Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI). It's a signal that Kansas researchers are more than capable of meeting the very ...


White House slashes NBAF funding

Manhattan Mercury - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
The president said the Department of Homeland Security will reassess the project's viability. The budget proposal raised doubts about the future of the NBAF under construction near Kansas State University. The project would cost an estimated $650 ...

Obama cuts funding for Plum Island replacement

Long Island Business News - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
by Michael H. Samuels President Barack Obama, in his federal spending plan unveiled Monday, recommended that no additional funding be allocated for construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas and said the Department of Homeland Security will ...

Funding Cut for Plum Island Lab Move to Kansas

Long Island Press - ‎Feb 13, 2012‎
By JOHN MILBURN,AP on February 13th, 2012 In this Feb. 16, 2004 file photo, a security patrol jeep is parked in front of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Plum Island off of the east coast of New York's Long Island. (AP Photo/Ed Betz/File) ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As Chm. of the USAF Vietnam Veterans for Truth,and w/5 relatives attending K-State Univ.,
I am amazed at the unconditional support given this move of a WWII era Germ Warfare Research Lab from Plum Island, a relatively isolated location to the center of the nation's food supplies.
IF this were the case, WOULD the Dept. of Homeland Security be IN CHARGE of OPERATIONS THERE ? NO !
Plum Island was run by the USDA even though their activities were suspect due to a failed containment record with the GAO over decades.
There is a NEW GAO REPORT listed at NONBAF.COM which is AGAINST ANY RELOCATION of this lab as TOO DANGEROUS of a RISK !

Consider that to date, SEPT. 2013,
NO EPA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY of the relocation of this lab to the KS area has been even STARTED at all.

Even 1 error or defect in the containment of DEADLY VIRUSES and BACTERIAL AGENTS present at this
research facility would be
CATASTROPHIC for ALL HUMAN RESIDENTS for 100's of miles from the epicenter of the release site.

U.S. Sen. Roberts has tried to ignor the facts, reports pointing to the extremely HIGH RISK of this
relocation and joined with Gov. Brownback supporting this insanity as a "jobs creator", BUT AT WHAT PRICE ?

I urge everyone to research the decades of GAO reports for Plum Island Lab's long history of failed containment and a dismal safety record.

Also, everyone can DEMAND AN EPA IMPACT STUDY IMMEDIATELY on this ill-advised relocation.

Write and call and email the Gov. of KS. Demand that your U.S. Reps.

We must take action now w/letters to newspaper editors to sound the alarm of this creeping danger coming our way !