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Clarification: Sep 2, 2008

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An article in the Aug. 18, 2008, issue of BioRegion News on North Carolina's proposal to host the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility has been updated to clarify the fact that the North Carolina Consortium for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility has not suspended its bid for the facility, but rather an awareness campaign about the project that it had previously sponsored.

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