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Briefing Date:03/03/2010
Topic:Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Life Studies
Committee to Review the Health and Safety Risks of High Biocontainment Laboratories at Fort Detrick

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.
503 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
2456 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.

on

Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland

Requested by Congress in P.L. 110-329. this report assesses the health and safety risk analyses for the proposed high-containment laboratory at Fort Detrick and examines the procedures and regulations already in place at the biosafety laboratories on the campus.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 4, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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