Construction begins on DHS’s NBACC at Ft. Detrick

Published 6 July 2006

In several states — Kentucky, Missouri, Massachusetts — there are heated debates about construction of level 3 BioLabs: There is a lot of money and many jobs in these projects, but citizens are worried about lethal pathogens escaping the labs; while these debates go on, the plans for building a large, multi-agency biolab in Fort Detrick, Maryland, are on schedule, and DHS has began construction of its own, $130 million component of the project

In Kentucky, Missouri, Boston, and other places they are debating — intensely debating — whether or not high-security biolabs should be built there, but in Fort Detrick, Maryland, everything is on schedule regarding the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC). Specifically, DHS begins construction of the $130 million National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) on the site.