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Under the Microscope
4:50 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Limited progress on animal lab site in Kansas

The site for the proposed federal National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
Laura Siegler Harvest Public Media

In Manhattan, Kan., the site of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is still just a huge hole in the ground nearly a year after the initial ground-breaking.

But there has been some progress. In December, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which will operate the huge animal disease lab if it is ever completed, got title to the land when the city of Manhattan officially deeded over the 47-acre site. It’s a move that supporters hope will breathe new life into the beleaguered lab.

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