biosecurity http://kcur.org en Indictment Handed Down For Alleged Embezzlement At K-State http://kcur.org/post/indictment-handed-down-alleged-embezzlement-k-state <p>The former office manager for an animal disease research lab at Kansas State University faces a maximum of 10 years in jail and $750,000 in fines if convicted of embezzling federal funds.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma, Kan. has been indicted on charges of signing federal grant monies over to her own bank account. The funds were to go for research at the </span>Biosecurity<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Research Center in Pat Roberts Hall at K-State.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:24:38 +0000 Laura Ziegler 44145 at http://kcur.org Indictment Handed Down For Alleged Embezzlement At K-State Opponents Of High-Security Lab In Manhattan Gain Steam http://kcur.org/post/opponents-high-security-lab-manhattan-gain-steam <p>The facility’s budget cuts have buoyed opponents of the project, the cost of which is now expected to climb to over $1 billion. The Obama administration’s 2013 budget, released earlier this month, eliminated funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built in Manhattan, Kan.</p> <p>NBAF, as it’s known, is a high-security lab designed to research foreign and zoonotic animal diseases.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:50:59 +0000 Laura Ziegler 13028 at http://kcur.org Opponents Of High-Security Lab In Manhattan Gain Steam Brownback Says Obama Still Committed To NBAF http://kcur.org/post/brownback-says-obama-still-committed-nbaf <p>Governor Sam Brownback says members of the president's administration continue to support the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, which is slated to be built in Manhattan. That comes after President Obama chose not to add funding for the lab's construction in his 2013 budget proposal.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:51:51 +0000 Stephen Koranda 12668 at http://kcur.org Brownback Says Obama Still Committed To NBAF NBAF Supporters, And Opponents, In An Uproar After Obama's Funding Cuts http://kcur.org/post/nbaf-supporters-and-opponents-uproar-after-obamas-funding-cuts <p>The White House budget for 2013 provides no construction funding for a planned livestock disease lab in Kansas and calls for a “comprehensive assessment of the project in 2012” to consider “the cost, safety, and any alternatives to the current plan.”</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:40:59 +0000 Bryan Thompson 12507 at http://kcur.org Risk Unavoidable, With Or Without NBAF http://kcur.org/post/risk-unavoidable-or-without-nbaf <p>Kansas political leaders and top officials at Kansas State University are united in support of a plan to bring the nation's premier agricultural disease laboratory to the K-State campus in Manhattan. But many people remain uneasy about bringing dangerous pathogens into the nation’s heartland — pathogens that could devastate the livestock industry and possibly harm humans as well.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:49:50 +0000 Bryan Thompson 11886 at http://kcur.org Risk Unavoidable, With Or Without NBAF Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing http://kcur.org/post/safety-concerns-aired-nbaf-hearing <div class="article-body"><p>A committee of the National Research Council visited Kansas State University Friday to get a feel for safety concerns for a giant biosafety lab planned for the Manhattan, Kan., campus.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:58:25 +0000 Bryan Thompson 11635 at http://kcur.org Safety Concerns Aired At NBAF Hearing Study Outlines Economic Impact Of NBAF Lab http://kcur.org/post/study-outlines-economic-impact-nbaf-lab <p>A new report says NBAF -- the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility -- could create 1300 jobs during the construction phase alone.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:24:35 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11465 at http://kcur.org Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State http://kcur.org/post/questions-loom-future-high-security-lab-k-state <p>It&rsquo;s been three years since the Department of Homeland Security chose Kansas as the site of its National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF, but there&rsquo;s a growing sense that the project has a precarious future.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:33:14 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11403 at http://kcur.org Questions Loom For Future Of High-Security Lab At K-State Manhattan To Be Final Site For High Level Biosecurity Lab http://kcur.org/post/manhattan-be-final-site-high-level-biosecurity-lab-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f031b550b3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f031b550b3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f031b550b3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-816717.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas won a fierce three-year competition last week for a multi-million dollar laboratory designed to replace the facility on Plum Island off New York. The new biosecurity lab will study contagious and untreatable pathogens and look for vaccines.</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:35:56 +0000 Laura Ziegler 4945 at http://kcur.org K-State Hopes New Biosecurity Research Will Help Win Federal Facility http://kcur.org/post/k-state-hopes-new-biosecurity-research-will-help-win-federal-facility <p>K-State will open a high-level Biosecurity Research Institute and has brought on new faculty to enhance chances to attract a multi-million dollar agro-terrorism facility.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:40:23 +0000 Laura Ziegler 3706 at http://kcur.org K-State Hopes New Biosecurity Research Will Help Win Federal Facility Roberts Talks About Kansas Biosecurity Center http://kcur.org/post/roberts-talks-about-kansas-biosecurity-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f031b50735-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f031b50735-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f031b50735-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-563929.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says his home state ought to be where the federal government builds a multi-million dollar National BioSecurity Center.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:37:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 3334 at http://kcur.org