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FBI Finds No Anthrax After Draining Maryland Pond

No traces of anthrax have been found from a Maryland pond that the FBI drained in June as part of its investigation into the 2001 deadly anthrax attacks, law enforcement officials said on Friday. They said the laboratory tests on the soil samples had been completed fairly soon after the draining of the pond located in a municipal forest owned by the city of Frederick, which is about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. The FBI began the draining on June 9 and it took about three weeks, the officials said. The FBI spent just under $250,000 on it. “The results did not turn up anything,” one official said. “It was a step we had to take. It was a lead, and we would be remiss if we did not pursue it. But this was not some development that we were all that excited about. It was a long shot. We knew that going in,” the official said. Full Story

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