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In April, we told you about a test the NYPD would be running that involved releasing harmless gases throughout the subway system during rush hour to simulate a chemical attack. The gases would be non-toxic, and authorities could track their movements and draw conclusions about how an actual attack might travel. Then, in May, we […]

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Come across a poster like the two above on your commute recently? Laid out in classic MTA style, but adorned with Orwellian imagery and an appropriately ambiguous hashtag, they warn of two possible hazards to your health: an upcoming “airborne non-toxic test” in which the NYPD will disperse “harmless, colorless gas” around the five boroughs, […]

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What would a chemical attack on NYC look like? How would poisonous gases spread, through the lines of the subway and above ground? These are some of the questions the NYPD and a team of researchers hope to answer this July, when they’ll disperse colorless, odorless, and apparently harmless gases called perflourocarbons around the city […]

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