DHS awards contract for utility plant at the Kansas biolab


Homeland Security News Wire
March 1, 2013

DHS has awarded a $40 million contract to build a utility plant at a $1.15 billion animal research lab in Kansas. The 87,000 square foot facility will replace an animal research lab on Plum Island in New York and will be used to research deadly animal diseases that affect livestock.

DHS has awarded a $40 million contract to build a utility plant at a $1.15 billion animal research lab in Kansas. The 87,000 square foot facility will replace an animal research lab on Plum Island in New York and will be used to research deadly animal diseases that affect livestock.

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Funding for the National Bio-Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) has been slow because of concerns raised about — and continuous reviews of — the size, scope, and risk of the lab.

Governor Sam Brownback called the contract “a big step forward.”

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