2nd Leak Of Anthrax Found at Army Lab
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Delay in Reporting Release Is Criticized

By Rick Weiss and David Snyder
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 24, 2002; Page B01

For the second time this month, Army officials have found evidence of an accidental release of anthrax spores in an Army biodefense research building in Frederick, this one involving a different and relatively benign strain of the microbe.

The Army emphasized yesterday that no military researchers had fallen ill from the apparent lapses, and it offered reassurance that the public was not at risk. But an Army official also acknowledged that the discovery, which a university anthrax researcher yesterday called "highly embarrassing," indicated a failure to follow safety protocols at the high-security lab. MORE

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