Homeland security has proposed, and Congress has approved the construction of up to 5 new Level 4 Biosafety labs in the US. I'm only on luch break, and can't elaborate much at the moment, but these facilities propegate, and study potentailly deadly viruses such as anthrax, and ebola virus, among others. What bothers me most is that one of these facilities is to be built on the University of Missouri campus about 20 miles from where I live. Why should these labs be built in populated areas instead of on an island, or in the desert? These will be the first such labs to be built in the past 20 years. All of these viruses have already been investigated extensively over the past decades. Some are suggesting that these labs will be used for the production of biological grade, and quantities of these agents. Would any of you be alarmed if one of these labs were being built in your neighborhood? I would also like to add that this was approved without a vote, or consent from the public, or university faculty, and MU is to donate 100 acres, $10 million worth of land. If this should be moved to HI, so be it, but I wanted the general population to be able to view this as well so people are aware of this happening.