Boston Communities Fight Against Environmental Injustice as NIH and BU Push for Biolab in Roxbury/South End

by jeeg 11. April 2013 18:37
The fight for environmental justice in Boston will continue at the Moakley Courthouse. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, when Judge Patti Saris will hear cross-motions for summary judgment and the Stop the BU Bio-Terror Lab Coalition’s motion for a permanent injunction again... [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]

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]

Residents Voice Anger, Concerns Over BU Biolab

by jeeg 20. April 2012 21:59
Upwards of 100 concerned citizens turned out Thursday night for a public hearing at Roxbury Community College to voice their disapproval and anger over a controversial Boston University laboratory in the South End. Known as the BU Biolab, the University wants to begin creating and studying th... [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]
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