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This is a petition opposing the development of a Level 3 Biosafety lab situated next to Louisville Homebuilders Association on the Hurstbourne Lane side of the University of Louisville, Shelby Campus. My neighbors and myself were in the dark about what was being planned for development in our neighborhood on the Shelby Campus property. This is one of the busiest areas in eastern Jefferson county due to Hurstbourne being a main connector street between Bardstown Road and U.S. Hwy 42. Little did we know, that we are speaking of a lab that works with Anthrax, SARS, Legionnaires disease, Tuberculosis, etc. This lab will have 24-hour armed security with a tall, wired, well lit fence surrounding it. I know this facility is needed for research and it would brings lots of dollars to Louisville, but is it really needed in such a highly trafficked and populated area. Why are we not looking at more rural areas for a lab of this kind? I am concerned with contamination issues as Beargrass creek runs directly through the property site. I am concerned with contamination into the air, since these are all airborne diseases. I am concerned with terrorist threats, as this will put us directly on the map as a main target. I am concerned that when the federal funds are waived in front of the University that they will turn it into a Level 4 lab with us knowing nothing about it, I am concerned that when federal budgets are cut that the security will not be continued at these type-sites. U of L files for application of federal funds by December 29th. The University of Louisville, and the federal agencies; the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), needs to know there is opposition. Its unfortunate that our neighborhood representation wrote letters of approval to the university concerning the construction of this lab. Unfortunately, they did this without contacting the residents. The residents and anyone that works or plays in the area has to come forward and show their opposition by signing this petition.

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Latest Signatures

  • 31 December 2015100. Terry D
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 201599. Marck B
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 201598. Julie M
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 201597. Jeanette M
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 201596. David N
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 201595. Dana H
    I am outraged that a more rural area can't be found to place this lab. This is a highly populated area. Please consider the neighbors, students and others working and living in this area.
  • 26 June 201594. Anthony Jm
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 201593. Jeff K
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  • 23 November 201492. Robert J
    build it elsewhere
  • 05 November 201491. Paul S
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 201490. Matthew W
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 201489. Jean G
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  • 03 September 201488. Arthur Cb
    This facility should be built in an area with lower population density. Why bring an unnecessary risk into a populous area when it is unnecessary
  • 18 August 201487. Kurt H
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 201486. Matthew S
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  • 10 July 201485. William Tm
    Inappropriate Facility for this densely poplulated business and residential area
  • 13 June 201484. Pamela J
    I support this petition
  • 26 May 201483. Becky S
    I support this petition
  • 20 March 201482. Tracy Mg
    My family does not want this laboratory in our neighborhood.
  • 22 December 201381. Teresa M
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 201380. David Beths
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 201379. Steve M
    I oppose building a level 3 lab in an area that is so highly populated and traveled.
  • 30 September 201378. Judith D
    I am under the impression that level 3 labs are not to be built in high traffic areas. The Business First newspaper (vol. 21 no. 15) dated 11-26-24 has an article on its front page concerning a new hotel that is to be built at 400 N Hurstbourne Parkway wh
  • 13 September 201377. Joan B
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 201376. Jill Trujillo
    I support this petition
  • 24 June 201375. Joe E
    Why can't they build this lab in a less populated area.
  • 10 May 201374. Aron H
    I support this petition

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Vincent BrockBy:
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National Institute of Health

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