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North Carolina in the running for disease lab

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As long as you put it somewhere confined it may be ok-ie eastern NC. Personally, I think its more of a headache and would gladfully pass this one on to another state.

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I can hear it now...."not in my back yard". Would this be a good thing for NC or should this facilty come no where near NC?

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...EC0101/60809036

A $450M investment in our area, 400 jobs of a medical/scientific high tech nature, and many more indirect jobs, that all sounds good to me. Yes, there is some degree of The Stand-type risk of this, but it ain't toxic waste. Otherwise, I doubt Hilary would have fought for it to remain on Long Island.

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I agree, these are the type of jobs we need in our area. And to be honest, with our universities across the state, we may not want to know what they harbor in their research labs! :shok:

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Here is an article on the NC consortium (NCSU, UNC, Duke, RTI, NCCU) bidding for this. They made the first cut.

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this is a great opportunity for NC. the only downside i see is the potential terrorist target it would draw. esp in the light of events of today, what do ya'll think?

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this is a great opportunity for NC. the only downside i see is the potential terrorist target it would draw. esp in the light of events of today, what do ya'll think?

Yeah, I remember reading that in the article, but seemed to me, at least, to be somewhat of an overreaction. It could potentially be a target, but I would think many many other things would make the short list before this. Like the existing laboratories of a similar nature we already have in the state, Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, 3 AF bases, Nuclear power plants in urban areas, Charlotte itself... OK, I'm scaring myself now..

Edit- (Off topic) Anyone have a recent update on federal Homeland Security funding for NC? There was a request last year by state leadership for funding more in alignment with the relative threat our state could face, can't find info on the outcome of that.

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There is a 50/50 chance this facility will be built in Granville County just north of Durham. More in the Triangle thread.

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