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Judge dismisses $750M Fort Detrick pollution lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a $750 million class-action lawsuit alleging the Army’s reckless handling of chemical and biological toxins caused death and illness among people living near Fort Detrick in Frederick. The Frederick News-Post reports that U.S. District Judge ...

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Army suspends operations at Md. lab, others, due to anthrax probe

In this Aug. 10, 2011, file photo, biohazard suits hang in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md. Army Secretary John McHugh on Friday, has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories, including at USAMRIID, that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other ...

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New commander, focus coming to Army’s Md. biodefense lab

FREDERICK — The Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick is getting a new commander and a new focus. Col. Thomas Bundt assumes command Monday of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. He succeeds ...

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Soldiers to sing, dance in variety show in Frederick

FREDERICK — The singing and dancing members of the U.S. Army Soldier Show are making the last Maryland stop of their national tour. The annual production comes to Fort Detrick in Frederick Thursday night. The 90-minute show is a professionally ...

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Judge dismisses developer’s lawsuit against Fort Detrick

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit alleging Fort Detrick groundwater pollution reduced the development value of neighboring private property. Judge Catherine Blake made the ruling Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. She says Waverley View Investors LLC failed ...

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Workers exposed at Fort Detrick

(AP) Two accidents at the Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick potentially exposed nine workers to harmful biological agents in the last two years, according to occupational hazard reports. The documents released by the laboratory reported no illness among ...

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