By JG Vibes
May 1, 2013
In a project that was made possible by a $3.4 million Department of Homeland Security Transit Security grant, the NYPD will be releasing “non toxic gases” to study airflow in case of a chemical or biological terrorist attack.
The project will take place this July, but they are going to tell the public that it is going to happen until one day before the drill.
The New York City Police Department and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory are scheduled to conduct this July the largest urban airflow study ever to better understand the risks posed by airborne contaminants, including chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) weapons as they are dispersed in the atmosphere and in the City’s subway system. The NYPD will use the data collected during the three days of research to optimize emergency response following an intentional or accidental release of hazardous materials.
“The NYPD works for the best but plans for the worst when it comes to potentially catastrophic attacks such as ones employing radiological contaminants or weaponized anthrax,” said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, adding that, “This field study with Brookhaven’s outstanding expertise will help prepare and safeguard the city’s population in the event of an actual attack.”
“If some sort of poison or contaminant were dispersed in the atmosphere of New York City, either accidentally or through a terrorist attack … we’d have an idea how it would travel,” says Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of the NYPD. “That would help guide us as to what our responders should do and what instructions we should give the public—for example, do you shelter in place or do you evacuate—and if so, in which direction.”
Notice his use of the phrase “shelter in place”, this is the unfamiliar term that entered the media dialogue during the martial law shutdown of Boston. They referred to that martial law environment as “shelter in place”, and now it seems that this idea is being commonly pushed within other police departments, as was expected by many in the alternative media.
This may only just be a drill as they are saying it is, but these drills are important to look out for, because all too often when something goes wrong, the government is coincidentally staging a drill nearby.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter-culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer, reporter for dev-test.intellihub.com and Executive Producer of the Bob Tuskin Radio Show. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com
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