DHS Plans Outdoor Biological Drill For 2018 On Border Of Oklahoma and Kansas, Spurring Protest

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

Residents living in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and Kansas at the border are worried after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to simulate the effects of biological weapons on buildings just outside their city under the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) which will conduct a program called the Hazards of Dynamic Outdoor Releases (HODOR). This has spawned protest against the decision, KWCH reported.

In a statement on their website, the DHS said they would be releasing non-hazardous, non-toxic chemicals and biological materials at the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School planned for early next year and then again over the summer.

According to DHS representatives that spoke to CNN, they will be testing the impact on buildings if terrorists were to release a biological weapon.

This has worried residents of Oklahoma and Kansas who are wondering why the DHS is testing biological warfare in their city. KOCO in Oklahoma City reported that several people called their local newsroom saying they are concerned about the safety of people living in the area.

“I just got sick to my stomach. I think if they want to test that stuff let them go down to Los Alamos, you know? I think it’s stupid,” Dennis Jordan told the local news network in a statement.

The study will include low-level outdoor release of inert chemical and biological simulant materials which are “colorless, odorless and non-toxic” according to the DHS.

This has spurred petitions and even protests against the release of the chemicals, evoking memories of past cancerous biological tests on Americans and Canadians conducted by the U.S. government on unknowing residents during the Cold War. During that time the military sprayed dangerous zinc cadmium sulfide over much of the U.S. across several cities including St. Louis and Texas; that project was known as Operation LAC (Large Area Coverage,) Activist Post reported.

In fact, the military has a long history of doing these tests often without any public knowledge.

In a field test called “A Study of the Vulnerability of Subway Passengers in New York City to Covert Attack with Biological Agents,” in 1966 military officials tried to see how easy it would be to unleash biological weapons using the New York City transit system. They would break light bulbs full of non-lethal germs on the tracks to see how they spread throughout the city.

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