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Bio-terrorism in your backyard?

OHSU has applied for NIH grants, your tax dollars, totaling 200 million dollars to put in a Level 4 Bio-terrorism lab at OHSU¹s West Campus, the Oregon Primate Center, 505 NW 185th. Ebola, anthrax, and hantavirus‹the most deadly and dangerous airborne viruses and agents on the earth‹could be kept there.
According to Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone, an airborne strain of Ebola could emerge and circle the world in about six weeks. How long do you think it would take it to get to downtown Portland?

Come to the meeting and find out what OHSU doesn¹t want you to know about their history of ignoring safety protocols in their Level 3 HIV Lab and the human health hazards for you if this Level 4 lab comes to your community.

Participate in the discussion as Matt Rossell, a former OHSU Primate Center employee, speaks about what he witnessed‹ cruel animal treatment, USDA violations, mistakes in research and dangerous work practices.

What: Community Planning Organization (CPO #9) July meeting
Where: Public Services Building
Cafeteria (go in through the back door)
155 N. 1st Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123
When: Monday, July 28th at 7 PM
More info/ carpool? Call 503-249-9996
 matt@idausa.org or  connie@idausa.org

If you feel strongly about OHSU's proposal, please take the time to call NIH's Senior Contract Officer, especially if you can't attend the meeting. Letters and calls are desperately needed to express our opposition to OHSU's attempt at adding a Level 4 bio-terrorism lab to the Oregon National Primate Research Center.

Grants Management - NIH
Linda Shaw
Rona Hirschberg, Ph.D.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6610 Rockledge Drive
Room 5007, MSC 6603
Bethesda, MD 20892-7630
E-Mail:  rhirschberg@niaid.nih.gov
phone 301-402-4197

We also need calls to the Governor and Mayor so that our voices are heard locally. Here is their contact information:

Governor Kulongoski:

Governor Kulongoski
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047

Governor¹s Citizens¹ Representative Message Line

For email go to this link:

Portland Mayor
Office of Mayor Vera Katz
1221 SW 4th Ave., Suite 340
Portland, Oregon 97204-1995

Hillsboro Mayor
Office of Mayor Tom Hughes
123 W Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

homepage: homepage: http://www.boycottohsu.com
phone: phone: 503-249-9996