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No anthrax in Crossrail remains

There have been no traces of anthrax or bubonic plague on human bone fragments found during tunnelling work for the £16bn Crossrail project.

The human remains had been found in May in a deep exploratory bore hole in Farringdon, central London.

They had been sent to the Health Protection Agency for testing, which found no traces.

The threat of diseases being released was raised by Lord James of Blackheath at the passing of the Crossrail Bill.


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