Boston University Biolab Update

I don’t mean to keep harping on the BU biolab situation, but yesterday’s Boston Globe had a concise perspective on the situation. In that article, the attorney who sued to block the facility summarized the whole situation with the quote, “They should have taken the time before they spent a dime of the taxpayers’ money.” [In the context of the article, she clearly means that no money should have been spent on the building until the community’s safety concerns had been answered.]

I certainly agree.  The facility will most likely be worthwhile and will do important work related to serious diseases and possible bioterrorism agents, but in rushing to build and open it, the result is that it is costing more and actually take longer to complete because of the need to address the community’s concerns.

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