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http://www.ars.usda.gov/plum/
Oh, ok. I think I get it. The offer Clarice Starling gave to Hannibal Lector was to go to Plum Island to swim. It's the home the Animal Disease Research Center. Lector called it Anthrax Island. Why? Because Anthrax Island is what islands used for biological warfare testing are called. There's a famously 50-year contaminated Anthrax Island in Scotland, the Soviet's one in the Aral Sea, now in Uzbekistan and one in Canada, the island that was Canada's Ellis Island became home to mass-production of Anthrax for anthrax bomb tests in Alberta. The island already had large decontamination and quarantine facilities to deal with cholera and other such diseases carried by immigrants.
Ah, what you learn googling...

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