GAO: DHS biohazard lab plans are flawed

Thursday - 7/30/2009, 3:22pm EDT

Nancy Kingsbury

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We've told you about a leaked draft report from the Government Accountability Office, which says that the government moved too quickly on establishing a bio-hazard lab in Kansas.

Now, the full report has been released.

Currently, the lab used to test viruses like foot-and-mouth disease, among other things, is on a small island off the East coast.

Nancy Kingsbury is managing director for applied research and methods at GAO.

She tells FederalNewsRadio that the DHS studies on where to place the laboratory just weren't thorough enough.