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Discovery Channel to Air Plum Island Segment on Sunday

North Fork Patch Editor and other locals are interviewed for new look at the mysteries of Plum Island.

Nearly seven months after a three-day shoot across several East End locations, including , and the tip of Orient Point, a new segment about the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center will air on the Discovery Channel as part of a new series called “America’s Most Secret: Structures,” Sunday at 9 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.

was interviewed for the segment with Virginia-based author and military expert John Gresham. Other on-camera experts include local journalists Gwen Groocock and Karl Grossman. Patch contributor Sandy Martocchia also helped with the

, the segment examines how tight security is on the island, the facility’s history and connections to Nazi scientists and previous experiments with diseased ticks, theories of the island’s connection to the outbreak of Lyme disease in the mid-1970s, foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks, and the possibilities of bio containment breaches.

Will this new examination help to solve some of these age-old mysteries surrounding Plum Island? You decide - check out this teaser clip on YouTube and be sure to tune in Sunday night.

Ashley Loreto July 14, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Can anyone tell me the actual channel number for this on optimum?? When we looked at tomorrow night so we could DVR it, we couldn't find the listing. I'm wondering why we can't find it. I also used the "search" feature and typed out "America's Secret Structures" and no results came up for it...any suggestions?? Thank you!! :)
lynnie July 15, 2012 at 05:53 PM
i can't find it either
A.N.Other July 15, 2012 at 09:31 PM
looks like mermaids and not Plum Island
Ashley Loreto July 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I'm going to try putting it on at 9 anyway in case they made a mistake in the listing....
Ashley Loreto July 16, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Erin Schultz 5:46 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2012 Please note - the Plum program has been rescheduled for a later unknown date - not tonight (Sunday), according to Discovery Channel reps as of Sunday a.m. Stay tuned for more information.

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