Hazardous materials crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin National Guard spent the day Wednesday decontaminating and testing an Oshkosh house, where suspended UW-Oshkosh student Kyle Smith, 21, allegedly made Ricin.
Doug Gieryn is the public health officer for Winnebago County. He says they cleaned several parts of the house where they knew there was Ricin, and tested several other areas, where traces may exist. Gieryn says they hope to wrap up their work today.
The FBI barred people from going into the house since Ricin was found there in late October. Smith was charged earlier this month in federal court with possession of ricin. If found guilty of the offense Smith faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Thanks to Rick Schuh, WHBY