Before anthrax mishap, CDC made similar lab safety pledges: lawmaker

July 17, 2014 6:31 PM

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Before anthrax mishap, CDC made similar lab safety pledges: lawmaker

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers investigating repeated safety lapses at government laboratories questioned Thursday whether the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was up to the task of fixing the problem, given similar promises to remedy such breaches in 2012.

The CDC is under scrutiny for a June incident, in which more than 80 lab workers may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria that was mistakenly sent out of a high-security lab on its Atlanta campus. Federal investigators have since reported dozens of other infractions at CDC labs that handle dea...

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