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The Resource Lab 257 : [the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory], Michael Christopher Carroll, (electronic resource)

Lab 257 : [the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory], Michael Christopher Carroll, (electronic resource)

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Lab 257 : [the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory]
Title
Lab 257
Title remainder
[the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory]
Statement of responsibility
Michael Christopher Carroll
Title variation
  • Lab two fifty-seven
  • Disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory
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Language
eng
Summary
Nestled near the Hamptons, the fashionable summer playground of America's rich and famous, and in the shadow of New York City, lies an unimposing 840-acre island unidentified on most maps. On the few on which it can be found, Plum Island is marked red or yellow, and stamped U.S. government-restricted or dangerous animal diseases. Though many people live the good life within a scant mile or two from its shores, few know the name of this pork chop-shaped island. Even fewer can say whether it is inhabited, or why it doesn't exist on the map. That's all about to change. Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island on the edge of the largest population center in the United States is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore. Based on innumerable declassified government documents, scores of in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations including virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers who were denied assistance in diagnosis by Plum Island brass, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly 1999 West Nile virus outbreak. An exploration of the complex world of microbiology, viruses, and bacteria, Lab 257 also shows how the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which ran Plum Island for the last half century, is far more than wholesome grade-A eggs and the food pyramid. The book probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism. And for those interested in questions of national security and safety, it is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes. Lab 257 will change forever our current understanding of Plum Island-a place that is, in the words of one insider, "a biological Three Mile Island."
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TEFOD
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1972-
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Carroll, Michael Christopher
Dewey number
614.5/8/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
QR359.5.U6
LC item number
C37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory
  • Plum Island Animal Disease Center (U.S.)
  • Virology
  • Laboratories
  • Animals
  • Animals as carriers of disease
  • Laboratories
  • Animal Diseases
  • Biomedical Research
  • Bioterrorism
  • Laboratories
  • Security Measures
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Lab 257 : [the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory], Michael Christopher Carroll, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780061551185
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(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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remote
Stock number
874E38B7-2E06-4B9F-83DF-E448692AFBBE
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  • 1935776
  • (OCoLC)191864185
  • (OCoLC)ocn191864185
  • 1935776
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Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2031 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 691 KB)
Label
Lab 257 : [the disturbing story of the government's secret germ laboratory], Michael Christopher Carroll, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061551185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
874E38B7-2E06-4B9F-83DF-E448692AFBBE
System control number
  • 1935776
  • (OCoLC)191864185
  • (OCoLC)ocn191864185
  • 1935776
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2031 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 691 KB)

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