Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dangerous Accident at RML

On May 7, 2012 the Rocky Mountain Labs held a community meeting. During the presentation the Biosafety manager Dr. Nancy Ho described an accident that the NIH facility was required to report to the US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.

The accident was more than preventable, it should have never happened.

Dr. Nancy Ho, Biosafety manager at NIH Rocky Mountain Labs.

In fact, the Biosafety manager must be removed from her position. As this "professional" and others on her team did not catch the mistake of improper use of lab equipment--it is a BIG embarrassment to the National Institutes of Health at Rocky Mountain Labs.

If you look closely the blue and white box contain test tubes, and the item on the top, a PIPETTE was the culprit of the infectious agent breakage at a level 3 biosafety lab at RML Hamilton MT. The facility is a NIAID facility from the National Institutes of Health.

Proper use of a Pipette at a NIH facility
This photo NOT taken at RML Hamilton, MT

picture/schematic of a typical laboratory "transfer pipette"
meaning transfer of liquids--not stabbing any frozen material.

A glass pipette broke off as a researcher was attempting to stab, scrape or otherwise puncture a frozen layer covering the infectious agent for storage. Dr. Nancy Ho and her biosafety team felt stabbing infectious agents with 60% mortality rates was fine to continue, AFTER an accident happened. It should be noted that pipettes are used to transfer liquids, and have a tapered end like a eye-dropper, and would be a weak point on the device. As most High School students would understand using a pipette on non-liquids would be a problem, the top US researchers (with Ph'D degrees), and the top NIH biosafety people at NIH, CDC did not.

Researcher at Rocky Mountain Labs

RML Photo

Here is a video I shot on the sound problem, which Marshall Bloom and PHS officer Kelly Hudson committed scientific fraud to endanger, annoy US citizens who reside close to the NIH NIAID biosafety level 4 lab. It is only a matter of time when the directors of the facility disregard health and safety, and allow a dangerous, and potentially lethal procedure to continue at RML.

Rocky Mountain Labs, Hamilton Montana
a NIH NIAID facility
Knowingly and un-knowingly endangering Americans

As scientific procedures are conducted at the Rocky Mountain Labs that are so dangerous and so obvious, there is little to do but evacuate the area, and wonder when the accident that will kill federal employees will happen. As RML has the world expert on Ebola, and no federal protection via fire safety and hazardous material safety, the NIH has decided to be grossly negligent with respect to protection of Americans and federal employees.

A red-tag for the NIH facility in Hamilton, MT

The Rocky Mountain lab gets a stop work order--for allowing a practice so unsafe, so seemingly obvious: using a tapered glass pipette as a stabbing device with infectious agents is beyond insane. The decision by biosafety "experts" to continue this practice is criminal negligence.

There is no hope for NIH, and the Rocky Mountain Labs. As low frequency noise is thrust onto area residents, and incompetent safety managers ok the continuance of potentially fatal accidents, and work on materials without a cure (infectious agents) there is an expectation that a Fukashima type accident will occur in Hamilton, MT.
Marshall Bloom at the May 7, 2012 meeting 

Resignation request of NIH NIAID RML Marshall Bloom

With biosafety "professionals" like Dr. Nancy Ho and Marshall Bloom overseeing the facility there is NO assurance that a significant accident with death will not occur in Hamilton MT.

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