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US Army orders lab safety review, freeze in anthrax scandal

Security personal man the main gate of the Dugway Proving Ground on May 28, 2015 in Dugway, UtahThe US military on Thursday ordered a production freeze and safety review at all defense department labs that handle biological agents and toxins including anthrax. It follows the discovery of evidence of anthrax contamination at the Dugway Proving Ground research center in the Utah desert, as well as shoddy record keeping at two other facilities, the Pentagon said. It is the latest twist in a scandal that has rumbled on through the summer, after the military revealed in May that it had accidentally sent out samples of live anthrax from Dugway.

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