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HAMILTON, N.J. Mar 14, 2005 - The New Jersey post office that handled anthrax-laced letters reopened Monday morning, nearly 3 1/2 years after the deadly mailings that further heightened the nation's fears in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The post office was closed on Oct. 18, 2001, after NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, two U.S. senators and the offices of the New York Post received anthrax-laced letters that went through Hamilton.
In all, the anthrax attacks killed four people across the country and sickened 17. There were five confirmed anthrax infections and two suspected cases in New Jersey, but no fatalities. Investigators have not determined who was responsible for the attacks.
The center was stripped to its bare walls in a renovation with an estimated cost between $80 million and $100 million. All the furniture and mail-sorting equipment was replaced.
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials have told NBC News that, as a precautionary measure, a second satellite mail facility that sorts and screens mail for the Pentagon has now been closed. The officials said tests have not uncovered the presence of any chemical agents.
The second facility is on Route 7 in suburban Virginia.
The disclosure of an investigation at a second facility follows the alarm investigated earlier Monday by a hazardous materials team. That alarm was triggered by sensors that detected the presence of chemical or biological agents at the Pentagon's mail delivery building, a military spokesman said.