Pentagon Admits Live Anthrax May Have Been Shipped to Australia in 2008

The Pentagon said on Friday the army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008. That's in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to more than a dozen labs in the US and South Korea.
Details of the Australia case were sketchy, but it suggested more extensive flaws in procedures used by the army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah to ensure that anthrax samples were made fully inert before shipping them to labs. Dugway has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942. It was unclear on Friday whether the Pentagon would take additional steps to investigate on its own or review Dugway’s procedures.



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