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FBI and U.S. Postal Service investigators examining sequestered Congressional
mail have found another letter which appears to contain anthrax. The
as yet unopened letter, addressed to Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont,
has an October 9, 2001, Trenton, New Jersey, postmark and appears in
every respect to be similar to the other anthrax-laced letters.
The letter was located in one of more than 250 barrels of unopened
mail sent to Capitol Hill and held since the discovery of an anthrax
letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on October 15. Hazardous
materials experts began the process of sorting the quarantined Congressional
mail earlier this week at a facility in Northern Virginia.
Further testing will be conducted in an effort to confirm the presence
of anthrax and examine its contents to compare it with that found in
the other letters.