U.S. military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada

Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on June 1, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries.

The newspaper cited two Defense Department officials as saying the samples sent to Canada came from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where the other samples appear to trace back to as well. It is one of the U.S. military labs responsible for inactivation and shipping of biological material.

A Defense Department official said on June 1 the Pentagon had nothing to announce about the anthrax shipments and that the investigation is continuing…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another example of military intelligence being an oxymoron.