NYPD teams up with lab to analyze possible chemical attacks in subway system

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New York, Apr.25 (ANI): The New York Police Department (NYPD) is planning to join hands with a national laboratory to track the movement of harmless tracer gases and study dispersion of chemical weapons through the air into the city's subway system.

Researchers will place air sampling devices in specific areas on the street and within the subway system to safeguard the city against such attacks, the New York Post reports.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said that tracking the movement of gases would help the police force determine how toxic material can flow through the transit system and on the city streets.

According to the report, the gases mimic how a chemical, biological or radiological weapon may react if released, which, the police say will be done through tanks in July in all five boroughs.

The tests will be conducted in July in all five boroughs. The police said that about 200 sampling devices of perflurocarbon tracer gases would be deployed that is not hazardous to personal or environmental health, adding that the general public would be made aware of before the tests are conducted.

Kelly said that officials would compare results from the study with those done in New York on airflow and hopes to conduct the tests on a larger scale than those done previously in Washington and Boston.

Stating that the New York City subway system is the nation's largest with about 5 million riders per day, the report said that the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory would fund the project through a 3.4 million dollar federal grant.

The study, according to Kelly, will help city agencies better analyze the process in which harmful toxins are released and dispersed in air, thereby enabling better planning of evacuations and other emergency needs. (ANI)

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