"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Biosecurity in the Surrey countryside an un healthy concern 5

Gunslingers in Surrey after culling cattle. A pic from This is London.

Now these grim faced technicians are wearing protective clothing and walking away across fields ... without changing them.

The article "Could foot and mouth have been spread through chemical drums used as vegetable planters? " available at the warmwell site also discusses the potential role of Dr Fawthrop, 47, lives in the Surrey village of Normandy with his wife Joanne and his allotment and use of chemical drums as planters sourced from the Pirbright site. Dr Fawthrop is second in command at the Merial site and is regarded as an expert on FMV.

This is a picture of his house with some of the drums outside.

Here is a list of recent HSE breaches at IAH sites

May 23, 2004: Failed to protect staff at Compton from airborne particles that can trigger asthma.
Dec 12, 2006: Failed to protect staff and visitors from "substances hazardous to health" - including the Legionnaires' Disease bacteria at Compton. Ordered to improve safety standards
Feb 1, 2007: Had a faulty biosecurity system. Ordered to immediately halt experiments at Compton involving TBinfected cattle.
Feb 6, 2007: Warned after an "unauthorised" pesticide, Hycolin, was discovered being used at Compton.
Feb 28, 2007: Failed to protect staff from exposure to potentially deadly asbestos dust at Pirbright.

See also :
Memorandum from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to Select Committee on Science and Technology November 2006


4. Although most infectious diseases of agricultural plants and livestock rarely pose a direct threat to people (with some notable exceptions—eg anthrax, TB) they do provide an opportunity for "economic terrorism" by groups intent on the deliberate introduction and dissemination of disease agents in the environment.
etc., etc.,

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