- WINNIPEG - A published report
says an accidental release of waste water from a laboratory in Winnipeg
has the Federal government scrambling to review its safety procedures.
- The lab which opened just over a month ago is designed
to hold the world's most deadly microbes.
- The Globe and Mail says the leak occurred two weeks ago
when more than 2,000 litres of effluent from the lab's waste-water system
was accidentally released into the city's sewer system.
- The lab was supposed to have been stocked with vials
of Ebola and Lassa viruses. But officials say that won't be happening for
at least a month, because of the spill.
- Federal officials say the release poses no threat to
- The lab, named the Canadian Science Centre for Human
and Animal Health cost Health Canada $172 million to build.
- When it opened last month the government said the lab
-- one of only 15 like it in the world -- would provide the highest possible
level of safety.