1. Wide shot of American Media, zoom in to tight shot of sign
2. Inspectors dressed in white suits preparing to go into building
August 26, 2002
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hector Pesquera, FBI Special Agent
"This morning, the FBI is re-entering the AMI building to put in motion a comprehensive plan to collect additional evidence. The entry is being made in furtherance of the anthrax criminal investigation and not to address any health issues. The question I'm sure that is in everyone's mind is: why? The reason is simple. The results of the evidence collection that was done last October were generally reported as either positive or negative for anthrax. Since then, we've developed techniques that will allow us to determine the quantity and distribution of the spores."
File - October 2001
4. Inspectors in white suits outside the AMI building
5. Other exteriors of the building
August 26, 2002
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Dwight Adams, FBI Laboratory Division
"The techniques and tools that were developed over the last few weeks have been been developed in cooperation with our partners at CDC and the Postal Inspectors. Those tools and techniques will allow for thousands and thousands of samples to be taken that back in October would have overwhelmed any public health laboratory in the state or in the nation. These new techniques will allow for not only qualitative sampling, but also quantitative sampling."
7. Anthrax spores under a microscope
August 26, 2002
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Dwight Adams, FBI Laboratory Division
"We're going to be utilising those same techniques and technologies here in this building, again, to hopefully pinpoint high concentrations of spores to lead us to a dissemination device, presumed to be a letter or letters."
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will this week go back into an anthrax-contaminated building owned by tabloid publisher American Media, where an employee was fatally infected last fall.
The A-M-I building in Florida was the site of the first anthrax attack last October, but authorities have never found the letter, or whatever was responsible for infecting two employees.
The search this week will be the first one of the building since it was quarantined and sealed ten months ago after photo editor Robert Stevens died after becoming infected at his desk. He was the first person to die during the anthrax attacks last autumn, which killed five people.
Agents will use newly-developed techniques to search for anthrax spores and other evidence throughout the building in an effort to determine who was responsible for the attack. Previous searches have concentrated on a mail room and work stations used by infected employees.
While transmission by mail was suspected at A-M-I, investigators have never determined for sure how anthrax spores entered the building. Agents will collect thousands of new samples that will hopefully lead investigators to the person or persons responsible.
The assistant director of the F-B-I's laboratory division said investigators hoped to do a full assessment of any contamination in the building and the mail room and to compare spores with infected letters mailed to Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Tom Daschle of South Dakota. The operation is expected to last about two weeks.