Boston University Biolab wins State Approval of its Environmental Review

in Featured, In The News
March 4th, 2013

Original article from: Boston Globe, posted on March 1, 2013. By Chelsea Conaboy

Boston University’s bid to study some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases in a South End laboratory has cleared another regulatory hurdle.

The state secretary for environmental affairs issued a certificate Friday indicating that an environmental impact report submitted by BU for the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory is complete enough to comply with state law.

The environmental review has been a point of contention for years, with opponents arguing that not enough had been done to examine the potential impact of bringing dangerous pathogens to the densely populated city neighborhood, particularly if the lab were attacked.

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