The Resource High-containment biosafety laboratories : DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Nancy Kingsbury, United States Government Accountability Office

High-containment biosafety laboratories : DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Nancy Kingsbury, United States Government Accountability Office

Label
High-containment biosafety laboratories : DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Title
High-containment biosafety laboratories
Title remainder
DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
statement of Nancy Kingsbury, United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • High containment biosafety laboratories
  • DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland
Title variation remainder
Department of Homeland Security lacks evidence to conclude that foot and mouth disease research can be done safely on the United States mainland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
DHS is proposing to move foot-and mouth disease (FMD) research from its current location at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center--located on a federally owned island off the northern tip of Long Island, New York--and potentially onto the United States mainland. FMD is the most highly infectious animal disease that is known. Nearly 100 percent of exposed animals become infected. A single outbreak of FMD on the U.S. mainland could have significant economic consequences. Concerns have been raised about moving FMD research off its island location and onto the U.S. mainland--where it would be in closer proximity to susceptible animal populations--as opposed to building a new facility on the island. GAO was asked to evaluate the evidence DHS used to support its decision that FMD work can be done safely on the U.S. mainland, whether an island location provides any additional protection over and above that provided by modern high containment laboratories on the mainland, and the economic consequences of an FMD outbreak on the U.S. mainland. In preparing this testimony, GAO interviewed officials from DHS and USDA, talked with experts in FMD and high-containment laboratories worldwide, and reviewed studies on FMD, high-containment laboratories, and the economic consequences of FMD outbreaks. GAO also visited the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and other animal biocontainment laboratories in other countries..
Member of
Cataloging source
EJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsbury, Nancy R
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-821 T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Microbiological laboratories
  • Medical laboratories
  • Health risk assessment
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Plum Island (N.Y.)
Label
High-containment biosafety laboratories : DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Nancy Kingsbury, United States Government Accountability Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 23, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... May 22, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
29 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/23/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08821t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
High-containment biosafety laboratories : DHS lacks evidence to conclude that foot-and-mouth disease research can be done safely on the U.S. mainland : testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Nancy Kingsbury, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 23, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... May 22, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
29 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/23/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08821t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

Library Locations

    • Biddle Law LibraryBorrow it
      3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, US
      39.954941 -75.193362
Processing Feedback ...