Yahoo! News News Home - Yahoo! - Help

Reuters Media
Click Here!
Home   Top Stories   Business  Tech  Politics  World  Local  Entertainment  Sports  Op/Ed  Science  Health  Full Coverage
Top Stories - Reuters
MyAdd to My Yahoo!
Reuters  |  AP  |  AP U.S.  |  The New York Times  |  |  Photos  |  Videos  

Full Coverage
In-depth coverage about
Related News Stories
· Army confirms making anthrax in recent years - Baltimore Sun (Dec 13, 2001)
· Anthrax battle plan to be published soon - Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Dec 13, 2001)
· CDC Gets Pentagon's Anthrax Vaccine - Washington Post (Dec 13, 2001)
· U.S. Recently Produced Anthrax in a Highly Lethal Powder Form - NY Times (registration req'd) (Dec 13, 2001)
· Army Says Mailed Anthrax Not Linked to Its Program - Los Angeles Times (Dec 13, 2001)
Opinion & Editorials
· Misstep on germ warfare - Boston Globe (Dec 13, 2001)
· Mixed message about mail - Toledo Blade (Dec 7, 2001)
· In Sizing Up Anthrax, Don't Trust Your Gut - NY Times (registration req'd) (Dec 7, 2001)
· A quiet fear still grips nation over anthrax - The Philadelphia Inquirer (Dec 5, 2001)
· Get tough on anthrax hoaxes - Denver Post (Dec 4, 2001)
Interactives & Graphics
· How bacteria builds resistance to antibiotics - USA Today (Nov 5, 2001)
· Anthrax Bacteria and Sores - Newsday (Nov 1, 2001)
· Confirmed Anthrax Cases - Washington Post (Nov 1, 2001)
· A Primer On Anthrax
· A Trail of Contamination
Related Web Sites
· Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) - presents the history and pathology of the anthrax bacteria. From the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
· Anthrax as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management - article from the Journal of the American Medical Association, May 1999.
· Anthrax Letters: Daschle, Brokaw, and NY Post - copies of the letters dated September 11, 2001. From The Smoking Gun.
Magazine Articles
· Day of the Hunter - Village Voice (Nov 28, 2001)
· In the house of anthrax - The Economist (Nov 22, 2001)
· A lesson from history - The Guardian (UK). (Nov 13, 2001)
· Leahy-Daschle Anthrax Letters a Match - NPR (Dec 6, 2001)
· EPA Tests New Anthrax Fumigation Technique on Senate Office - NPR (Dec 2, 2001)
· No Anthrax Spores Found in Woman's 'Mail Trail' - NPR (Nov 25, 2001)
· FBI Says Anthrax Mailer Is 'Cold-Blooded Murderer' - (Nov 17, 2001)
· Tom Ridge: No new anthrax cases reported - Yahoo! FinanceVision (Nov 7, 2001)
· Anthrax Tests Promise Rapid Detection, Diagnosis - AP Video (Nov 6, 2001)
Related Full Coverage
· Biological Warfare
· Terrorism
· Abortion Rights Debate
· Yahoo! en español: Guerra biológica
· Antibiotics & Microbiology

Thursday December 13 2:07 AM ET

Army Working on Weapons-Grade Anthrax, Report Says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Army biological and chemical warfare facility in Utah has been quietly developing weapons-grade anthrax spores since at least 1992, and has shipped samples of the bacteria to Fort Detrick, Maryland, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Citing government officials and shipping records, the newspaper said samples were shipped back and forth between the two facilities several times over the past several years.

The Utah spores were grown and processed at the Dugway Proving Ground about 80 miles from Salt Lake City, the newspaper said.

According to the report, the Utah spores belong to the Ames strain -- the same strain used in the deadly anthrax-laced letters that killed five people in Florida, Connecticut, New York and Washington.

No other nation is known to have made weapons-grade Ames anthrax, the report said.

Army officials told the Post all the anthrax they have made has been accounted for and that they are cooperating with the FBI (news - web sites) in its investigation of the anthrax attacks in September and October.

The FBI would not comment on the Dugway program, the newspaper said.

The most recent shipment of the deadly spores to Fort Detrick left Dugway Proving Ground on June 27 and shipped back to Dugway on Sept. 4, less than a month before the spate of U.S. bioterrorism attacks began, the newspaper said, citing shipping records and interviews with officials.

Email this story - View most popular  |  Printer-friendly format

Archived Stories by Date:

News Resources
Message Boards: Post/Read Msgs (509 msg Dec 13, 2:05 PM ET)
Conversations: Start a live discussion
News Alerts: anthrax | FBI
More Alerts: News Bulletins, News, Mobile, Stocks

 Weekly Specials
· CLICK HERE to search 600,000 scholarships!
· FREE credit report & trial membership!
· Rent all the DVDs you want, $20 a month- Try FREE!
· Subscribe to USA TODAY and get a FREE 3x5 foot American Flag
· Mortgage Rates at 40-Year Lows! Refinance!


Search News
Search:  Stories   Photos   Audio/Video   Full Coverage
Home   Top Stories   Business  Tech  Politics  World  Local  Entertainment  Sports  Op/Ed  Science  Health  Full Coverage

Copyright © 2001 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
Copyright © 2001 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
Questions or Comments
Privacy Policy - Terms of Service