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A biohazard detector has been added at Henrietta’s postal center

A new system designed to detect biohazardous materials such as anthrax was unveiled today at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Henrietta. The system is the latest precaution on the homeland security front and is a direct result of a series of anthrax-laced letters sent through U.S. mail in October of 2001. “The Postal Service never envisioned it would need to become an expert on biohazard detection systems,” said David Patterson, Western New York district manager for the Postal Service. “But we were put into a position to meet this challenge head on.” The Henrietta processing center handles between 400,000 and 600,000 pieces of mail a day and has about 1,000 employees. Full Story

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