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Archive for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

$40 million in funds cleared for NBAF

Funding for a new bio-security lab at Kansas State is moving forward.

February 2, 2010, 11:02 a.m. Updated February 2, 2010, 11:03 a.m.

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— A Senate committee Tuesday recommended approval of a resolution urging Congress and the Obama administration to move quickly in funding a biosecurity lab at Kansas State University.

The Ways and Means Committee action occurred one day after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security vowed to dedicate $40 million in unobligated funds toward construction of the facility.

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will be used to research and counter threats to the food supply. Construction is expected to start by early next year.

The measure before the state Legislature is Senate Concurrent Resolution 1625.

In Congress, the Kansas delegation praised Homeland Security for moving forward on NBAF funding.

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Mike George 4 years, 2 months ago

The $40MM is only enough to clear and grade the site, put in the permanent site fence, build a new guard/security facility, and build a new receiving/sending facility for materials entering/leaving the site in the future. Wonder when the OTHER $480MM will be approved and which shell in the stimulus game it is under.

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Shane Garrett 4 years, 2 months ago

woo-hoo! Pre-contruction (demolition of current buildings) inspection money. Hello, yellow brick road.

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thtb 4 years, 2 months ago

CRR-Talk about a ridiculous thing to say.

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ComradeRedRooster 4 years, 2 months ago

Manhattan is a good choice. Can you imagine the eco-terrorism potential had they put it in Lawrence. That Bruce Willis movie comes to mind The Twelve Monkeys.

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