Judge Suspends Pathogen Shipments to Two U.S. National Laboratories

A U.S. federal judge Monday suspended shipments of biological weapons pathogens to two U.S. Energy Department laboratories, according to the Associated Press (see GSN, Oct. 8).

The judge’s order suspends pathogen shipments for proposed biological weapons research facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, according to AP. In August, two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit against the Energy Department and the two laboratories claiming that the department had failed to conduct required environmental impact reports at the two laboratories. According to the order, a hearing on the issue is set for April 23, with a final decision expected by mid-May (Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News, Dec. 17).

December 17, 2003
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A U.S. federal judge Monday suspended shipments of biological weapons pathogens to two U.S. Energy Department laboratories, according to the Associated Press (see GSN, Oct. 8).

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