BU biohazard lab is an empty fortress

by jeeg 8. August 2014 01:32
  Boston University’s $200 million biohazard lab in the South End is like no other building in the city. The lab is visible from Albany Street but its entrance isn’t, which is part of the security plan for a place where scientists could eventually perform research on some of the... [More]

Protesters oppose biolab as court proceedings continue

by jeeg 12. April 2013 20:48
Several protesters stood outside the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse Thursday as proceedings continued in a case challenging the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University, commonly referred to as the BU biolab.   Inside the courthouse, a team of prosecu... [More]

BU Biolab Case Returns to Court

by jeeg 4. April 2013 21:56
CLF and affected community residents will be back in Court on April 11th arguing that the high-level biocontainment laboratory proposed by Boston University (BU) has no place in the densely populated urban environmental justice community of Roxbury/ South End. Please join us in standing up ... [More]

Study on safety of proposed BU biolab didn’t examine terror risk

by jeeg 10. January 2013 19:52
IN ITS Jan. 7 editorial “BU biolab’s passing grade on risk evaluation should reassure skeptics,” the Globe seems to be satisfied with the assurances from National Institutes of Health scientists that the Boston University biolab on Albany Street in the South End does not pose a... [More]

Federal regulators give final OK to Boston University’s controversial South End bio lab

by jeeg 3. January 2013 22:15
A decade-long push to open a controversial infectious-disease research lab in Boston’s South End neighborhood is one giant step closer to fruition, with federal regulators signing off on the project.     In a notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register, the National I... [More]

NIH collects input from community on biolab safety levels

by jeeg 4. September 2012 22:53
Community members near the Boston University biolab submitted their final comments to the National Institutes of Health last week, rounding up a battle over clearance for biosafety Levels 3 and 4 in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories.   The NIH will consider communit... [More]

BU Biolab Wants to Risk Public’s Health Without Sufficient State Review

by jeeg 22. December 2011 22:59
There’s a common saying that if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it. Leaders of Boston University’s proposed National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) – known as the BU Biolab – in the densely populated urban environmental justice com... [More]

South End biolab can open, with restriction

by jeeg 14. December 2011 22:53
State environmental officials have granted preliminary approval to allow a controversial Boston University laboratory to open for biomedical research with germs less hazardous than those that sparked opposition to the project. In its decision, the state Executive Office of Energy and Environm... [More]

Tiers of safety at the Biolab

by jeeg 10. November 2011 21:50
Ominously referred to as "The Needle", the 192,000 square-foot National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory (NEIDL) on the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) campus stands inactive and empty, as it has since its completion in 2008. Research there cannot commence until a protracted ri... [More]

BU officials decline to discuss biolab safety issues, panelists say

by jeeg 2. November 2011 21:40
Boston University students expressed concerns about the intentions of the proposed National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the BU Biolab panel hosted by the Student Labor Action Project on Tuesday. College of Arts and Sciences senior Elisa Gill, who mediated the panel at Sargent Col... [More]
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