The Government Accountability Office is questioning the selection of Kansas as the site of a $700 million research facility for highly infectious pathogens.

The GAO says the Department of Homeland Security relied on a rushed, flawed study, according to an article in The Washington Post.

Relocation of the laboratory from Plum Island, N.Y., has drawn a fair share of controversy. The new facility would house several highly infectious and dangerous animal diseases, including foot-an-mouth disease, African swine fever, Rift Valley fever and others.

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Source: The Washington Post