OHSU has applied for grants totaling $200 million dollars of federal tax money from the National Institutes of Health to build a biodefense lab at their primate research center in Hillsboro. This would be a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory, the highest level of biological security, which would house the most virulent contagions such as Ebola, anthrax, smallpox and Hantavirus. Some of these deadly diseases can be transmitted by air and have no available vaccine or treatment. |
We need to make it known that Oregonians do not welcome this project. Please join other concerned citizens at a public meeting to speak out against the proposed lab.
What: Community Planning Organization (CPO #9) July meeting
When: Monday, July 28th at 7 PM
Where: Public Services Building 155 N. 1st Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123 - Cafeteria (go in through the back door)
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