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Vt. asking FEMA for more time to site new lab

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more time to plan a replacement for the state agriculture and environmental laboratory in Waterbury that was abandoned after Tropical Storm Irene flooded the area.

State officials recently determined they couldn't meet FEMA's deadlines for details and a legislative commitment to the project.

The Burlington Free Press reports that under the schedule the department and the Legislature had for the project, that information would be decided in the 2015 legislative session.

Since Tropical Storm Irene inthe Waterbury office complex in 2011, the laboratory work has been done in other locations.

The state is currently looking for a permanent location for a new laboratory.

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