Lab 257: the disturbing story of the government's secret Plum Island germ laboratory

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Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds-and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore.Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.
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subject_facet Animals -- Diseases -- Research -- New York (State) -- Plum Island -- History, Animals as carriers of disease -- Research -- New York (State) -- Plum Island -- History, Downloadable audio, Laboratories -- New York (State) -- Plum Island -- History, Plum Island Animal Disease Center (U.S.), Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory -- History, Streaming audio, Virology -- Research -- New York (State) -- Plum Island -- History
title_display Lab 257: the disturbing story of the government's secret Plum Island germ laboratory
title_full Lab 257: the disturbing story of the government's secret Plum Island germ laboratory [electronic resource] / Michael Christopher Carroll
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title_sub the disturbing story of the government's secret Plum Island germ laboratory