Pentagon's Live Anthrax Error Bigger Than First Reported
A Pentagon investigation found 51 labs, more than double the original estimate, were sent live anthrax through the mail, and that number could rise.By Kate Grumke | June 3, 2015
A Pentagon investigation found that shipments of live anthrax spores were sent to far more laboratories than originally reported.
The spores came from an Army bio-defense lab in Utah and are now known to have been shipped to at least 51 labs in 17 states and three foreign countries — more than double the number reported last week. (Video via KXAN / DVIDS)
But that number could rise. It takes about 10 days to test a sample for live spores, and CNN reported one of the sites awaiting results is the Pentagon itself.