Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Department of Homeland Security
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
Butner is under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security as a location for its new Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility. The town is one of six national finalists, and a decision will be made by the end of the year. The $524 million complex would study livestock diseases that could threaten agriculture, food supply and public health.
The state of North Carolina owns the Umstead Research Farm near Butner. The Department of Homeland Security is considering 240 acres there for its new $450 million Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. Should the facility be built, scientists will study some of the world's most contagious and potentially lethal diseases. Sorg discusses public reaction.