Plum Island

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Trump: I Might Buy Plum Island

Real estate mogul Donald Trump says he might be interested in buying Plum Island, the Long Island Sound island which has housed the federal animal disease lab.


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Cuomo: Study Plum Island Environment Before Sale

New York’s governor says questions about the environmental condition of Plum Island need further study before the federal government proceeds with its sale.


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Debate Over Future Of Plum Island

_ Debate is raging over the proposed sale of Plum Island, the mysterious place off eastern Long Island where infectious animal diseases have been studied since the 1950s.


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Environmental Review Recommends Plum Island Sale

The federal government’s plan to sell an animal disease research lab off eastern Long Island and move operations to Kansas took another step closer to fruition Tuesday when the General Services Administration issued an environmental review recommending that the sale proceed.


Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

NY Town Eyes Limit on Use of Plum Island

By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) _ Selling an island where scientists have experimented with infectious animal diseases since the dawn of the Cold War was going to be difficult enough. But it […]


Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

State Leaders Question Proposed Plum Island Sale

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers and environmentalists are questioning a proposal by the federal government to sell Plum Island in Long Island Sound. State Sen. Andrea Stillman of Waterford said at a public hearing […]


Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

Report To Recommend Sale Of Plum Island

A report due out later this week recommends the federal government proceed with the sale of New York’s Plum Island, home to the country’s only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the livestock industry.


Plum Island (from Department of Homeland Security)

Congressman Says Don’t Sell Plum Island

A New York congressman wants to take the “For Sale” sign off Plum Island.


Concerns Raised over Proposed Site of Plum Island Lab Replacement

By JOHN MILBURN, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The federal government has underestimated the risks of building a lab for researching dangerous animal diseases in a densely populated area in the heart of cattle […]


Plum Island "Open House" Today as Sale Plans Progress

By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press Writer PLUM ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) _ Researchers since the 1950s have studied dangerous animal diseases here that if unleashed could imperil the nation’s livestock. Cold War germ warfare testing also […]