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Laboratory plan leads residents to fear the worst

UH officials hold a public meeting and promote the need for the biosafety facility

By Michael Tsai

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2012

~~<p>Administrators and scientists from the University of Hawaii met with Kalaeloa residents Wednesday night to explain plans to build a large-scale biosafety laboratory on a 2-acre site near a Hawaii National Guard hangar and to allay fears that such a facility could be a hazard to those who live in the area.</p>
<p>About 75 community members attended the informational session at Kapolei High School, many with concerns about the potential for accidental spread of infectious diseases that would be studied at the proposed Pacific Health Research Laboratory.</p>
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Administrators and scientists from the University of Hawaii met with Kalaeloa residents Wednesday night to explain plans to build a large-scale biosafety laboratory on a 2-acre site near a Hawaii National Guard hangar and to allay fears that such a facility could be a hazard to those who live in the area.

About 75 community members attended the informational session at Kapolei High School, many with concerns about the potential for accidental spread of infectious diseases that would be studied at the proposed Pacific Health Research Laboratory. Login for more...



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