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Unusual Consortium bids for defense lab

Louisville Courier-Journal (Internet / Print) 02/26/06 http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060226/OPINION04/602260414 An extraordinary consortium with partners from two states is pursuing an uncommon opportunity for regional development that could position Southern Kentucky and East Tennessee as a hub for homeland security scientific research, development and testing. The site nominated by the Kentucky/Tennessee NBAF Consortium to host the new lab is in a rural, sparsely populated section of Pulaski County, Ky. However, the safety design of these facilities allows them to be built in urban, densely populated settings as well. For example, the two most recent BSL-4 labs (which require the greatest security) funded by the National Institutes of Health will be on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and on the Boston University Medical Center campus in Massachusetts.



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