NYPD subway gas-attack test Monday

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Officials say the project is funded by a $3.4 million federal grant.

 

The NYPD will begin gassing subway stations across the city

Monday to study airflow and prepare for a chemical disaster.

 

But don’t duck and cover just yet — the gases are harmless,

non-toxic, colorless, odorless and unable to react with other

airborne chemicals, sources said.

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Officials will disperse the “tracer gases” through subway tunnels across the city three times over the next 20 days. The NYPD hopes to learn how airborne contaminants can travel through the city’s subway grid and develop emergency responses based on the results.

“The NYPD works for the best but plans for the worst when it comes to potentially catastrophic attacks such as ones employing radiological contaminants or weaponized anthrax,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

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