A matter of days after the U.S. government
told us a live anthrax sample was mistakenly sent to an American air base in South Korea，…
the Pentagon has now admitted that live anthrax may have been shipped to a lab in Australia
in 2008. The details of the Australian case are sketchy，…
but in light of the embarrassing revelations，… the U.S. military has ordered a sweeping review
of practices meant to inactivate the deadly bacteria.
The U.S. Defense Department continues to insist there is no known risk to the general public
and health risks due to exposure were very low.
But scores of U.S. politicians are demanding the Pentagon ensure the material is handled
in a more responsible way to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.