“Army scientists have spent decades studying the extent of the contamination and trying to address it.”

From the Fort Detrick Area B story on the front page of the News-Post, Nov. 1, 2022.

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threecents

Most of the contamination of Area B is not from a bioweapons program. the main contaminants, as reported about 20 years ago in the FNP, were tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE), typically de-greasing and dry-cleaning chemicals. Of the bacteria vials found, the only real pathogen reported was Brucella melitensis, which is mainly a sexually transmitted disease of livestock. It used to be a significant problem in the US - before a livestock vaccine was introduced in the 1950s. I believe the vaccine is still mandatory, as there are occasional outbreaks, and contaminated milk can cause human infections.

gary4books

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davichon47

Sure. After World War II, "we" brought Japanese military bio-experimenters to Detrick, whichh as I child I did not know. But I did have Wernher von Braun as a childhood Disney-hero, not knowing that our pre-eminent space engineer was harvested after a career in the Nazi SS and as a developer of their rocket technology. So why should anyone believe that the few facts we do have, entitle us to conclude we have a good picture of decades of classified military-scientific work?

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