The Advocate: Anti-terrorism funds directed to LSU center
LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training has received $20.4 million in federal funding to train emergency personnel how to respond to weapons of mass destruction.
NCBRT Director Thomas Tucker said none of the training takes place at LSU. The organization lends its expertise, as needed, and ships equipment and supplies to other states for training, Tucker said.
"I am proud that Louisiana is helping lead the way in preparing our country against terrorist attacks," U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, said in a statement.