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   PO 360
   Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

   For Release:
   October 21, 2001


George T. DiFerdinando, Jr., MD, MPH
Acting Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Laura Otterbourg or Dave Jamieson
(609) 984-7160

Department of Health and Senior Services Announces Results
of West Trenton Post Office Environmental Tests For Anthrax

TRENTON - At the West Trenton postal facility in Ewing Township, 19 out of the 19 environmental samples collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation tested preliminarily negative - the cultures show no growth thus far of Anthrax. Final results are expected in the near future. The FBI collected the crime scene samples from the West Trenton facility on October 19th.


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