Sunday, March 13, 2005

NJ Post Office to Reopen After Anthrax Cleanup

(Hamilton, NJ) The postal facility in Hamilton that handled anthrax-laced letters soon after the nine-eleven attacks will reopen Sunday.

The building has been decontaminated and has sensors to detect anthrax. All the old equipment was replaced under a renovation with an estimated cost of 80 to 100 million dollars.American Postal Workers Union Trenton Local president Bill Lewis says most of the 500 or so workers are looking forward to returning.

However, the four workers who were sickened will not be among them.No one has been charged in the October 2001 attacks that killed five and sickened 17 across the country.Newark-based FBI spokesman Steve Seigel wouldn't comment on the investigation.
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:48 AM