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22 Aug 2003

Source: New York Times, August 27, 2002.

Three Postal Centers Free of Anthrax

By THE NEW YORK TIMES

No anthrax was found in three New Jersey postal centers tested last week for possible contamination by spores that were found on Aug. 8 in a Princeton mailbox, officials said yesterday.

Postal officials and New Jersey's health commissioner said the findings left them confident that contamination had not spread beyond the mailbox and that postal workers and the public did not face a health risk.

"This just reinforces the fact there is no public health issue from the Princeton mailbox at this time," said the state health commissioner, Dr. Clifton R. Lacy.

A spokeswoman for the Postal Service, Diane Todd, said the three centers were among five in central New Jersey that handle mail from Princeton.

The other two, in Edison and Eatontown, tested negative last week.