Alexander Statement on Anthrax Shipment to Labs in Tennessee, Other States

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tonight released the following statement on reports that the Defense Department may have inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to a lab in Tennessee:

“I’m very concerned about the possibility that lab workers in Tennessee or those in other states may have been exposed to anthrax because of this disturbing breach in safety procedures. My staff has already been in contact with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense, and I’ll be monitoring the situation closely.”

Source: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - Tennessee