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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 05:50 PM

Feds to Deploy Non-Toxic Gas in NYC Transit Locations and Landmarks

New York City's response plans for a chemical or biological attack will be put to the test in the coming weeks as part of a federal preparedness study.

The MTA says the Department of Homeland Security working alongside a team of researchers and city agencies will deploy a non-toxic gas this month at about 120 locations across the city.

Most of the locations will be above ground, including some parks. A number of below-ground subway stations will also be included, though details on which ones weren't known.

The tests will be conducted on five separate days between Oct. 18 and 29.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/homeland-security-deploying-non-toxic-gas-in-nyc-trains-next-week-for-terror-readiness-study/3316701/

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Reply Feds to Deploy Non-Toxic Gas in NYC Transit Locations and Landmarks (Original post)
TheProle Oct 2021 OP
TlalocW Oct 2021 #1
brooklynite Oct 2021 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #3
CentralMass Oct 2021 #4

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 06:06 PM

1. Me, if I were a spokesman

Reporter: What is the name of the gas that will be released?
Me: Um, I have that here. Oh, yes. Smylex.



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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 06:42 PM

2. They did one of these tests decades ago

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 06:48 PM

3. There Are Many Options For This Gas

There are several gasses or aerosols that could be used that are non-hazardous, but easy to detect at low level to determine fluid flow patterns.
But, a good PR move would have been to say exactly what chemical they plan to use.
Then, people like me could describe it accurately and provide the affected pubic with information to set their minds at ease.
It's stupid to announce the test but not reveal the detection agent to be used.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 07:09 PM

4. Just send in Guilliani. He'll gas the place out.

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