Boston City Council rejects ban on Biosafety Level 4 research

Boston City Hall (May 15, 2014) – The Boston City Council voted 8-5 in opposition of Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey’s ordinance that would have banned Biosafety Level 4 research in the City of Boston on May 14, 2014 at Boston City Hall.

The vote, which represents a disturbing implication for Biolab opponents, positions Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) on Albany Street in Roxbury a step closer to carrying out research on critical biological agents, such as the anthrax bacteria, toxins such as ricin and botulism, and viruses such a Ebola that cause viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF).

Press Release via City Councilor Charles Yancey

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