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Plum Island might lose its dark secrets

Another layer of mystery is forming around Plum Island — this time about its future.

What is certain is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is shuttering the animal disease research facility on the government-owned island off the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island. It has been closed to the public since the last century because of the sensitive nature of the bio-medical research that goes on there.

The fate of the island, just 12 miles from the Connecticut coast, could be as glamorous as a new tony waterfront community or as quiet as a protected bird sanctuary.

Click here for the full report by the Hartford Courant.



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