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Are you in favor of building the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan?

Response Percent Votes
54% 241
38% 170
Not sure
7% 34
Total 445


labmonkey 5 years, 4 months ago

Jobs and science in Kansas, hell yes.

ljwhirled 5 years, 4 months ago

I am against it because it is stupid to build a level 4 biosafety containment facility full of animal diseases in the middle of tornado alley.

Common sense. Put it on an island off the east coast (where the wind blows out to sea). Some place like Plumb Island would be good.

Don't think this couldn't happen here:

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 4 months ago

About as smart as putting all that money into those windmills. First tornado goes through, all of it is gone.

Kirk Larson 5 years, 4 months ago

Maybe a couple are gone. Most of the infrastructure would still be in place. A wind farm would fare better than if a coal fired power plant was hit by a tornado.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 4 months ago

And you are an authority enough to know this for sure? I would think iron boilers would last much better in a tornado than some composit alloy?

Kirk Larson 5 years, 4 months ago

Maybe no expert but I've seen plenty of tornado damage. The turbines are so spread out I think only those directly in the path would be severely damaged. The power lines are underground and would be safe.

Clara Westphal 5 years, 4 months ago

The authorities who want this lab claim it is 99% safe. What about the other 1%?

Putting an anthrax lab in the middle of cattle country doesn't sound like a good idea. It was on island in New York. They should keep it there.

Kirk Larson 5 years, 4 months ago

As I posted elsewhere, they already found anthrax in the soil where they are building the NBAF. It's an old feed lot so it is endemic in the soil.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 4 months ago

this will be a great premise for a movie.

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