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

* In 2004, the FBI was told that Ivins handled irradiation of Dugway spores, which then were kept in the cold room near the loading dock even though irradiation was not always successful

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 4, 2015

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4 Responses to “* In 2004, the FBI was told that Ivins handled irradiation of Dugway spores, which then were kept in the cold room near the loading dock even though irradiation was not always successful”

  1. DXer said

    Is the 340 ml. shipped from Dugway in June 2001 to USAMRIID the anthrax shipped to USAMRIID that was rumored to have gone missing? Ivins calculated that it would take about 300 ml to make the anthrax used in the mailed letters. (at the concentration of Flask 1029).

    Was the 340 ml. ever shipped from Dugway to USAMRIID in June 2001 for irradiation ever shipped back to Dugway?

    The USAMRIID has delayed for many months responding to records relating to Dugway anthrax shipments

    I had not remembered that Flask 1030 was the seed stock for Flask 1029. It is counterintuitive given that the number 1030 is bigger than 1029. (1030 itself was a mixture and had a silicon signature; it had 3 morphs).

    Four vials from 1030 was sent to Dugway in 1997. Both the FBI and USAMRIID have failed to give me Notebook 3655 (pertaining to Flask 1030) and they are not complying with FOIPA.

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/for-the-notebook-describing-usamriids-shipment-of-4-vials-of-ba-ames-to-dugway-which-contained-numerous-entries-by-ivins-see-this-notebook-that-usamriid-refuses-to-produce-despite-repeated-reque/

    Dugway sent back 340 ml in June 2001 for irradiation.

    USAMRIID radiation was sometimes was ineffective. See 2004 report in pumpkin graphic. After irradiation, it was kept in the cold room near the loading dock.

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/in-2004-the-fbi-was-told-that-ivins-handled-irradiation-of-dugway-spores-which-then-were-kept-in-the-cold-room-even-though-irradiation-was-not-always-successful/

    And there was a Dugway shipment vaguely rumored to have gone missing.

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/dugway-anthrax-will-it-take-congressional-subpoena-power-to-fill-in-the-blanks-in-the-email-asking-about-weaponized-anthrax-that-came-to-detrick-and-then-was-shipped-out-and-some-was-missing/

    Ivins calculated that it would take 300 ml. to make the anthrax used in the mailings.

    Are there in fact shipment records proving that USAMRIID shipped back the 340 ml of Ames that was sent from Dugway to USAMRIID after irradiation?

    CDC referred my request to USAMRIID — after these months of delay — but now USAMRIID has gone silent on the request (and so I don’t know what to expect or when to expect it. The truly wonderful USMRMC FOIPA officer won’t give me an estimate … which is not like her. I’ve suggested that JAG has it — lawyers representing the Army would have wanted to see the record so directly related to the so-called “murder weapon”.

    Is the 340 ml of Ames the source of the so-called “Iraq sample” that Ivins was asked to look at? He intentionally mislabeled it and then what was left of the powder went missing when Fellows left.

    GAO: Why are the so-called “Iraq sample” and Battelle discussed under the heading about IVINS’ knowledge of reported proposals to start conducting animal challenges at USAMRIID with dried Ames anthrax powder? What consulting did the DARPA-funded researchers at GMU’s Center for Biodefense who came to share a suite with Ali Al-Timimi do for Battelle in 1999? What work with virulent Ames did SRI in Frederick, MD do for those researchers?

  2. DXer said

    While USAMRIID delays further in producing the requested documents relating to shipments involving Dugway and USAMRIID, let’s touch some highlights.

    Dugway, for example, shipped 340 ml Ames spores for irradiation on Jun 27, 01 and 175 ml Ames spores for irradiation on August 30, 2000.

    https://vault.fbi.gov/Amerithrax/Amerithrax%20Part%2036%20of%2059

    A 2004 FBI report indicates that after irradiation of spores sent from Dugway, spores were kept in warehouse cold room near loading dock – even though Ivins group once found irradiation had not been successful in killing the spores
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    https://vault.fbi.gov/Amerithrax/Amerithrax%20Part%2036%20of%2059

    It is odd that the FBI officials leading the DOD Review did not detect any problems even though they were on notice of the problems.

    The FBI has not disclosed the Microsoft Excel spreadsheets summarizing pertinent dates from Notebook regarding RMR 1029 (containing Dugway Ames) and a log detailing dates that B. anthraces Ames was irradiated).

    FBI memo, dated May 21, 2004
    https://vault.fbi.gov/Amerithrax/Amerithrax%20Part%2036%20of%2059

    Lab Notebook 4010, at page 68, if it were produced, would reveal that on March 20, 1998, Ivins sent out irradiated Ames spores to someone at the FCRF Quality Control Lab.

    http://www.allacronyms.com/FCRF/Frederick_Cancer_Research_Facility

  3. DXer said

    This was the cold room down by the loading dock! Not in Ivins’ B3.

    • DXer said

      The pumpkin graphic will go here. Diifferent images go with the feature relating to four vials sent from RIID to Dugway. Pardon our construction. My rowboat was flooded and nearly sunk — and so I was bailing like crazy this afternoon when the graphic artist’s great pumpkin graphic came in.

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