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Trump Expresses Random Interest In Plum Island Sale

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump is thinking about adding an island to his already flashy portfolio. The real estate mogul and TV...

Feds: Controversial Plum Island Sale Will Go On As Planned

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The federal government's move to reaffirm its planned sale of Plum Island, an 843-acre animal disease research site off Long Island, ...

PICS: Debate Over Future Of Mysterious Island

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- In the Oscar-winning movie "The Silence of the Lambs," FBI agent Clarice Starling offers killer Hannibal Lecter a chance to relocate ...

Island Where Scientists Experimented With Infectious Diseases Is For Sale

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Selling an island where scientists have experimented with infectious animal diseases since the dawn of the Cold War was going to be d...

Costly Biodefense Lab Criticized In New Report

Reuters | Kevin Murphy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - The United States should consider scaling down ambitious plans for a $1 billion laborat...

Cattle or People?

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The National Research Council has issued a report identifying "a number of deficiencies" in an "updated risk assessment" done by the federal government for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility it wants to build in Kansas to replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center off Long Island.

White House Garage Sale? Obama Plan Proposes Selling Underused Property

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

One federal government's trash is another man's treasure. At least that's the reasoning behind one aspect of President Obama's deficit reduction propo...

Plum Island: A Sitting Duck

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Grossman

There's a sitting duck for terrorists off eastern Long Island, NY between Boston and New York City. And al Qaeda knows about this. So does the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Now EPA Wants Review Of Mysterious Plum Island

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A federal review of the proposed sale of a remote island housing an animal disease laboratory must include a study of any im...

Congressman Concerned About Sale Of Mysterious Plum Island

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Biolabs Multiplying Like Rabbits: A Clear and Present Danger

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The dangers posed by biolabs often fly under the radar, but that may be changing. The public would do well to question the knee-jerk "security at all costs" policy of the federal government.

Human Body Washes Ashore On Mysterious Plum Island

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PLUM ISLAND, N.Y. — A human body has washed ashore on New York's tiny Plum Island, where a U.S. government lab studies dangerous animal diseases...