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Friday, 22 February 2013 16:55
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The federal government has awarded a contract for
building a utilities plant at the site of a $1.15 billion animal
research lab in northeast Kansas.
Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Nicole Stickel says DHS on
Thursday awarded the contract to build the central utility plant at the
National Bio and Agro-Defense facility in Manhattan.
The NBAF facility, designed to replace an animal research lab at Plum
Island, N.Y., will focus on researching deadly animal diseases that
The new contract will use $40 million from fiscal year 2011
appropriations as well as matching funds from Kansas. It is a change to a
base contract with a company that provided site preparation services
for the project.
DHS says the utility plant will take more than two years to complete.