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An air sampler box is seen in the subway as part of the NYPD's "Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange'' study on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD, Brookhaven Lab To Hold Second Day Of Testing Subway Airflow

The purpose of the study is to determine the best course of action in the event chemical, biological or radiological materials are released in the city, whether intentionally or not. The research will help officials decide on evacuation or sheltering plans.

07/18/2013

New York City Skyline (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

200 Sampling Devices To Be Set Up Across NYC For Airflow Study

The NYPD and Brookhaven National Laboratory will conduct the Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange in spots across all five boroughs beginning at 8 a.m. Air sampling and related equipment will be installed starting around 6 a.m., officials said.

07/08/2013

New York City Skyline (file / credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

NYC Airflow Study This Summer To Look At Spread Of Contaminants

The goal is to better understand the risks posted by airborne contaminants, such as chemical, biological, and radiological weapons both above ground and in the subway system.

04/24/2013