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The Hot Zone

Bill Graney pp000524 at interramp.com
Mon Jan 29 10:41:09 EST 1996


arclight at aol.com (ArcLight) wrote:
>What is scary about "The Hot Zone" is that a top researcher, familiar with
>BL-4 agents would "sniff" an unknown agent that has been killing primates.
>The biggest  unknown about these agents is the lab safety under army
>control. These programs should be under the strictest civilian scrutiny.
>USAMRIID should be put under the direct control of the CDC.
>
>reference GAO report to the chairman  GAO/NSIAD - 91 -68 Frank C. Conahan
>Asst. Comptroller General
>
>I await the inevitable flames.
>
>
>Cary Levitt, Owner
>Parlights Concert Lighting
>301-698-9242
>Major Systems Design / National Sales
>Kinetic Artistry,Inc. / Kinetrol Innovations  800-444-0411 

No flame, just a comment.  Actual infection of civilian investigators due 
to less than ideal technique has occurred at Yale and at NIH with several 
different viruses in the past decade.  It's not necessary to be in the 
military to make mistakes.

All of these events highlight the necessity for vigilance and quality 
assurance in any environment, whether you're working with plutonium, 
arenavirus, or high decibel sound and laser lights.

"To err is human, to realize your mistake in time is divine."

Bill Graney





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