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City Council split over proposed BU bioterror lab

City Council members clashed yesterday over Boston University’s controversial plans for a high-security bioterrorism laboratory in the South End.Fueled by the recently disclosed infections of BU researchers, councilors Maura Hennigan, Felix Arroyo, Chuck Turner, and Charles Yancey sponsored a measure to block the research facility, which is supported by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and has been appproved by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal. ”This biolab Level 4 should be banned from the city of Boston,” Arroyo said, referring to its high-security designation. The facility would be ”a menace to our safety and our health. The people that are supposed to be in charge seem to have too many previous cases of mistakes.”Full Story

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