Some federal lawmakers in Connecticut and New York are trying to stop the sale of New York’s Plum Island, according to an article on

The island is home to the only national laboratory studying diseases harmful to livestock and other animals. Congress voted in 2009 to close that laboratory and move its operations to Kansas State University.

The island is also home to the remnants of a U.S. Army base first operated during the Spanish-American War, and it has been called an environmental treasure by some lawmakers.

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