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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:37 AM
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NYPD leads tri-state 5-day 'dirty bomb' exercise
Source: Associated Press, WSJ


NEW YORK A vehicle carrying a "radioactive source" was stopped by law enforcement 12 times on an interstate parkway Tuesday and never made it into New York City during a tri-state training drill to prepare for a "dirty bomb" attack, police said.

The drill, which is scheduled to run through Saturday, involves hundreds of personnel from 150 law enforcement and other first responder agencies. It is being conducted on land, including rail hubs and highways, and on the waterways.

New York City police spokesman Paul Browne said the NYPD and other agencies from around the city, New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate Rockland County successfully located all 17 sources of radioactivity.

He said in an e-mail that four "real-world" radiation sources that were not connected to the drill were identified, "three of them generated by individuals who had recently undergone medical treatment."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4da935e87e8b4cb1a8c2d3b...
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:37 AM
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1. Do we know where Cheney is?
This kinda crap makes me nervous and this is the Dark Lord's M.O.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:53 AM
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3. I wonder what the fourth source was
He said in an e-mail that four "real-world" radiation sources that were not connected to the drill were identified, "three of them generated by individuals who had recently undergone medical treatment."
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:16 PM
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5. Yes it is familiar, isn't it? And the government is about to shut down.
President-for-Life Obama!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:40 AM
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2. I am glad they are doing this because at least they have some idea
what to do but it would be interesting to follow up on a computer model an event where the damn thin made it in and detonated. That would give some idea of the needs during an attempted evacuation. I do not believe that area will ever be able to evacuate that many people but at least they should have plans and train for them.
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:40 PM
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4. I seem to remember
that FEMA was having a drill when a real disaster happened in NYC, and
a terrorist drill was going on when the London train bomber struck....
interesting!
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:25 PM
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6. Easy there, you're likely to be swept away to the 9/11 forum with facts like that... n/t
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