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Community concerned over new Fort Detrick lab

A new lab to test vaccines against ebola and other diseases is being built at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., and a risk assessment is under way now. WTOP's Evan Haning has the report.

Tags: Evan Haning , cancer , lab

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 02:15pm EDT

Lawyer: None of the Fort Detrick claims shows any proof

A lawyer reviewing claims made by people who believe chemical testing at Fort Detrick caused a cancer cluster says none of the claims shows any support for their accusations.

Tags: cancer , Gary Zolyak , Cancer cluster , EPA , Maryland Department of the Environment , The Maryland Department of Health , Frederick County Health Department , Kristen Renee Foundation , Federal Tort Claims Act

Saturday - 03/12/2011, 09:49am EST

Md. senator calls for Fort Detrick investigation

Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin has signed on to a bill calling for a state health department investigation of Fort Detrick.

Tags: Jamie Raskin , cancer

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 05:41pm EST

Fort Detrick-area cancer cluster proof elusive

A definitive answer about a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick failed to emerge following the latest in a series of health department meetings on Monday, despite expectations from those who turned out for the gathering.

Tags: Agent Orange

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 12:10pm EST

Area sailors volunteer at Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day on Tuesday, and six sailors from the Naval Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick took the opportunity to get out of the office and make a difference.

Tags: Lincoln Elementary School

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 11:34am EST

One year after FBI closes Ivins case, doubts still linger

Last week, a National Research Council committee released a 170-page report casting doubt on the science the FBI used in its investigation, leaving the Justice Department with circumstantial evidence that many say wouldn't hold up in court

Tags: Bruce Ivins , anthrax , National Research Council , FBI , Justice Department

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 12:01pm EST

Budget cuts lead to layoffs at Fort Detrick

Fifteen contract laboratory workers are being laid off at Fort Detrick because of budget cuts at the Department of Homeland Security, AP reports.

Tags: DHS , contracting , budget cuts , Associated Press

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 03:43pm EST

Contractors at Fort Detrick laid off

Budget cuts at the Department of Homeland Security have led to the layoffs of 15 contractors at the federal agency's area lab at Fort Detrick.

Tags: Battelle National Biodefense Institute

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 11:23am EST

Fort Detrick opens up housing to non-military families

Housing occupancy rates have dropped too low recently, prompting Fort Detrick to open up on-post housing to nonmilitary families for the first time.

Tags: housing , military families

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:22am EST

Fort Detrick signs cleanup agreement with EPA

Fort Detrick signed an agreement Friday with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlining how to go about cleaning up Area B's groundwater contamination.

Tags: Department of Defense , Environmental Protection Agency , Ben Cardin , Federal Facilities Agreement

Saturday - 12/18/2010, 11:28am EST
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