Federal authorities have begun cleaning up contamination at
the home of a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student
accused of making ricin.
Environmental Protection Agency has taken the lead role in
the cleanup, with support from the Wisconsin National Guard.
Northwestern Media (http://oshko.sh/1DQ2ozF
) reports trucks and trailers lined the west side of the
street Wednesday morning while about a dozen people, some
outfitted in hazmat suits, tested the residence for the
presence of the deadly toxin.
Kyle Allen Smith was arrested Oct. 31 after Oshkosh Police
and the FBI executed a search warrant at his off-campus
house. Smith has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that
he possessed ricin and developed the toxin for use as a
is expected to last through midday Thursday.