New biolab report questions size and costs

Mike McGraw, Kansas City Star, July 13, 2012 Downsizing the $1.14 billion federal animal disease lab under way in Manhattan, Kansas, could save money and still protect the United States from foreign animal diseases and terrorist attacks on the food supply, according to a National Research Council study released today. The National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) is planned to be built on the Kansas State University campus. The new study, done at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security, found that a downsized biolab - dubbed “NBAF lite” by study group members - could provide adequate protection if some research was farmed out ... New