28 September 2015

• Plum Island: The Coming Battle

“The federal government is currently in the process of selling Plum Island. The 840-acre island is about a mile off Long Island’s North Fork, and is home to the Department of Homeland Security’s animal disease lab. The lab is set to move to Kansas sometime around 2020.

”Environmentalists say Plum Island is also home to a number of endangered animals that could be harmed by whoever buys the island from the federal government, such as the piping plover and roseate terns.

”The federal agency selling the island, the General Service Administration, said…preservationists are welcome to bid on the island, but that would pit them against developers…it could go $15 million dollars for one acre.”…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WSHU

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