July 9, 2013
The NYPD plans to release harmless gasses into the subway during Tuesday’s morning rush-hour commute in the first day of its study into the potential impacts of airborne contaminants.
During the study, meant to resemble a terrorist attack or hazardous material accident, officials will release the gas at street-level in Manhattan while police — accompanied by researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory — examine its trajectory through the five boroughs, according to the NYPD.
Researchers and their equipment will be deployed throughout the city to monitor the progress of the low-levels of the gases, known as perfluorocarbons, which are odorless and invisible, according to the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:38 am