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MEDIA ADVISORY: USDA Reschedules Public Meeting on Plum Island Animal Disease Center / February 1, 2000 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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MEDIA ADVISORY:

USDA Reschedules Public Meeting on Plum Island Animal Disease Center

By Sean Adams
February 1, 2000

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1—Due to inclement weather, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 13, a public meeting it originally planned for Jan. 20th in Southampton, N.Y., to discuss scientific activities at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center.

The Feb. 13 meeting will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Southampton Elementary School, 30 Pine Street, Southampton.

USDA officials attending the rescheduled event will discuss ongoing programs at Plum Island and safety procedures in place there.

WHAT: New York Public Meeting on Plum Island Animal Disease Center

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: Southampton Elementary School, 30 Pine St., Southampton, N.Y.

Contact: Sean Adams, ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, Md., telephone (301) 504-1622, sadams@asrr.arsusda.gov.

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