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Briefing Date:06/13/2012
Topic:Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
and
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on the Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan Kansas

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
135 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
and
Thursday, June 14, 2012
B-307 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 9:00 a.m.
109 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.
340 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 11:30 a.m.
306 Cannon House Office Bldg. – 12:00 p.m.
and
176 Ford House Office Bldg. 2:00 p.m.

on

Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas

Requested by Congress in P.L. 112-10 and P.L. 112-74, this new report from The National Academies evaluates the updated site-specific risk assessment (uSSRA) of the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) to be located in Manhattan, Kansas. The scope for both this and the prior SSRA report addressed accidental release of pathogens from the NBAF and excluded terrorist acts and malicious threats from its risk assessments.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 15, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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