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Radiological Weapons

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 (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