NYPD, Releasing Harmless Gases in Subway for Chemical Weapon Study
It's not the City of New York paying for this but interestingly a $3.4 million Federal grant.
Last week we learned that Russia and the U.S. agreed to have Russian "security" come on U.S. soil, for our protection no doubt. Just prior to this was the "anti-terrorism" drill in L.A. where onlookers got to watch an average looking male, who was supposed to be a terrorist, shot and killed in dramatic fashion. There is a point when the endless police and military exercises on the streets of America (don't forget about all the Blackhawks flying over cities) become less about preparation and more about psychological warfare and predictive programming on We The People. I would be of course less concerned about the show of force, if Obama had not promised that "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we have set. We have to have civilian national security force that just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded". It seems to me, that we are witnessing the militarization, of not only our Police forces, but also the Department of Homeland Security. - W.E.
The NYPD is releasing harmless gases into the subway system during the morning rush beginning Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air.
Police, working with Long Island's Brookhaven National Laboratory, were spotted placing air-sampling devices in specific areas on the street and within the subway system across the five boroughs. Several researchers spent Tuesday morning outfitting the Columbus Circle subway station with the devices.
Researchers will track the movement of harmless tracer gases called perfluorocarbons.
The gases mimic how a chemical or biological weapon may react if released. They'll be dispersed in low concentrations for 30 minutes only during the morning, city officials said.
The project was announced in April. It will be funded through a $3.4 million federal grant.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says results from the airflow study will help the NYPD learn how airborne toxins travel underground within the subway systems and above ground near the entrances and exits. The aim of the study is to better safeguard the city against a potential chemical attack, Kelly said.
-Katherine Creag contributed to this report