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Posted 07.20.07


MU Not Among NBAF Finalists

COLUMBIA, MO - The Department of Homeland Security announced their list of top sites being considered for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. The site proposed by the University of Missouri-Columbia was not listed as a finalist.

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"We're disappointed that we are no longer being considered for the facility," said Jim Coleman, vice chancellor for research. "It is vital for us, as the major, public research university for the state, to seek these kinds of opportunities. We appreciate the engagement of our community as the merits of this project were discussed and debated. This kind of discourse is important as MU researchers continue to seek new ways to improve the health and quality of life for all Missourians and U.S. citizens."

A final site is expected to be announced in the Fall 2008.



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