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U.S. Surplus Sales Include Biological Weapons Gear

Undercover congressional investigators using the Internet were able to buy thousands of dollars of surplus laboratory equipment and protective gear from Defense Department laboratories that could be used to make biological and chemical weapons. To show how easily and cheaply such items could be acquired, the General Accounting Office told Congress on Tuesday investigators spent $4,100 to buy Defense Department equipment including a biological safety cabinet, a bacteriological incubator, an evaporator and protective clothing with an original cost of $46,900. The GAO also said thousands of defective protective suits the Pentagon was trying to pull from circulation may have found their way to state and local law enforcement agencies and other first responder units. Full Story

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