Who has oversight of biological defense (weapons) agent research and what are the requirements for reporting accidents?
Posted by nonbafks on August 13, 2008
No single federal agency mandates reporting of accidents, knows how many bio defense labs there are, or what disease agents are being studied.
“ It should be initially noted that the public’s right to know about lab accidents is largely ignored, and information on them is very difficult to acquire.
PROLIFERATION OF LABORATORIES HANDLING BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AGENTS
Submitted to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on
Energy and Commerce for the Hearing: Germs, Viruses, and Secrets: The Silent Proliferation of
Bio-Laboratories in the United States, 4 October 2007.
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