CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* USAMRIID Notebook #4010, which the FBI took from USAMRIID and has refused to produce, chronicled the shipment of Dugway Ames spores to Battelle in May 2001

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 1, 2015

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3 Responses to “* USAMRIID Notebook #4010, which the FBI took from USAMRIID and has refused to produce, chronicled the shipment of Dugway Ames spores to Battelle in May 2001”

  1. DXer said

    The Army has always claimed that the FBI took Notebook 4010 and did not return it (or a copy). Is that true? If so, why would the Army not want and need a copy of the Notebook associated with the so-called (inaptly named) “murder weapon”?

  2. DXer said

    Both the Army and the FBI have failed to upload Lab Notebook 4010 pertaining to Flask 1029 — which the US Attorney insisting on describing as the “murder weapon.” Dr. Dillon should bring suit against the FBI for the FBI’s failure to produce it.

  3. DXer said

    In November 2001, Dr. Ivins addressed the issue where USAMRIID shipped the Dugway spores.

    http://mrmc.amedd.army.mil/content/foia_reading_room/Batch38/20011113_batch38(redacted).pdf

    From: Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID
    To:
    Subject: Ames strain
    Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 9:24:57 AM

    In view of recent comments by ___________ and to the press about the supposed ease of getting anthrax strains (especially the Ames strain) from ____________ and USAMRIID, perhaps it should be pointed out to people that neither of the above individuals got the strain from us. The Ames strain was sent to Porton Down in the mid 1980s. From there, the Brits sent the strain to ________________ who, in turn sent it to _______________. Also, it should be pointed out that this is not a “Fort Detrick strain.” It was a strain from the USDA National Veterinary Service Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. Neither they, nor Iowa State University (which conveniently autoclaved all of its B. anthracis strains in October) are able (or willing) to provide a record of all the individuals and institutions that received the Ames strain from them. We know EXACTLY who received the Ames strain (and other B. anthracis strains) from us:

    1) Porton Down, mid 1980s
    2) 1992, Dugway Proving Ground
    3) 1998, DRES (Canada)
    4) 2001, Battelle (Columbus, Ohio)
    5) 2001, U. of New Mexico Health Science Center (Albequerque)

    The assertion that we basically just provided that strain and other strains willy-nilly to whoever asked for them is incorrect.

    Perhaps it should also be pointed out that the biosecurity here at USAMRIID (keycard access to specific biocontainment suiets by specific individuals) has historically been very stringent. In contrast, the biosecurity at the labs of and have only recenly been tightened.

    – Bruce

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