NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — Next week the Department of Homeland Security will release “harmless particle materials” tunnels of the subway system in effort to understand how gas or particulates would travel through the air, in the event that a real bioterrorism incident were to actually occur at a later date.
The “non-toxic” gas will be released at Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn stations while officials monitor the flow through the system. The information obtained from the drill could be key and may help authorities and official react quicker if a real event were to take place.
The drill is similar to another that was conducted in California last winter for Anthrax.
Although these type of drills raise suspicion of government and intelligence agency foreknowledge, they also simply just make sense due to the nature of today’s world.
As of now there is no current or credible threat of terror in the city.
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