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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) A report due out later this week recommends the federal government proceed with the sale of New York's Plum Island.
The remote 840-acre island is off the eastern tip of Long Island. It's home to the country's only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the livestock industry.
The government plans to close the lab and open a new $1.14 billion facility in Kansas near Kansas State University.
The General Services Administration's draft environmental impact statement on the sale of Plum Island will be published on Friday. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report Wednesday afternoon.
The report examines possible future uses for the island, including housing or a nature preserve. But it does not recommend what use is best. It also does not estimate a sale price.