FILE - This undated aerial file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island. Selling

 

              FILE - This undated aerial file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island. Selling
FILE - This undated aerial file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island. Selling an island where scientists have experimented with infectious animal diseases since the dawn of the Cold War was going to be difficult enough. But it now appears any prospective buyer won't be able to do much with Plum Island anyway. As the federal government proceeds with plans to sell the island 100 miles east of New York City, Long Island officials are taking steps to prevent resorts or condos or any other development, even before the bidding for Plum Island begins. (AP Photo/USDA-ARS, File)