June 3, 2011 7:20 AM

Bio-defense lab in Kansas to get tornado upgrade

Government officials said they’re confident a new bio-defense lab planned for Manhattan, Kan., can safely withstand a direct hit from the most powerful tornado. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, which is building the $650 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, said designers agreed earlier this year to “harden” the facility to make it more resistant to tornado damage.

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