The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held an open house public meeting last Wednesday at Linwood Library to share information about the proposed land acquisition and development of an underground research facility in Mace. Residents had a opportunity to learn more about the proposal as well as to ask questions and voice concerns to representatives from the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

Last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) held an open house-style public meeting at Linwood Library to share a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed acquisition of a 461-acre site for the development of an underground safety research facility in Mace.

During the meeting, CDC and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) officials were available to answer questions and address concerns from those who live in Pocahontas and Randolph counties.

The proposed facility will act as a replacement for the NIOSH research facility at the former Lake Lynn…

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