Preliminary Test Results Negative For Letter Opened at Business in South Burlington

DATE: June 14, 2005

Contact: Communication Office

BURLINGTON - On Tuesday, June 14, the Vermont Department of Health began testing a suspicious substance collected from a letter that was opened at Resolution, a business in South Burlington. As of approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, a preliminary test on the substance was negative for anthrax. A confirmation test will take up to 72 hours.