For Sale: Lovely Plum Island

03.22.10 Bucky Turco

Located two miles off the eastern coast of Long Island and boasting 840 acres surrounded by stunning waterfront views and sandy beaches, the government is getting ready to put the controversial infectious disease lab at Plum Island on the market. Interested?

The prime real estate will go to the highest bidder and is the first step in shutting down the animal research facility in favor of a new, deadlier one to be built in Kansas. The deal includes numerous buildings, a “9.5-acre support facility on Orient point,” and although not listed, numerous genetic, Montauk Monster-like aberrations. |Newsday| (I’d link, but Newsday has a stupid pay wall system.)