"Lawmakers, Coalition Fight To Block Sale Of Plum Island"

"HARTFORD, Conn. — Lawmakers from New York and Connecticut have joined environmental groups in ramping up efforts to block the federal government from selling a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research facility.

Members of Congress from both states asked the House and Senate Appropriations Committees this week not to provide any funding for the marketing or sale of Plum Island, which is part of New York state and is also home to rare birds, sea turtles and other animals.

In the past, the site was used for top-secret U.S. Army germ warfare research and studies that examined dangerous animal diseases."

Pat Eaton-Robb reports for the Associated Presss September 20, 2018.

Source: AP, 09/20/2018