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Tuesday, March 11, 2008  
Group sues to halt Livermore microbe research

By: David Perlman
Published In: SF Chronicle

An anti-nuclear group filed suit in federal court in San Francisco on Monday, seeking to halt operations at a high-security Livermore laboratory building where scientists are storing and growing deadly microbes to develop new defenses against terrorist attacks.

The suit charges the facility with violating the National Environmental Policy Act because work began there without required environmental impact assessments being filed.

However, Marylea Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CARES, explained that the agreement means the Livermore facility has agreed to limit animal testing and any "dangerous experiments" for the next 60 days so the court can review the group's request for a preliminary injunction.

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