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Oklahoma Town Concerned Over Biological Weapon Simulation

(Fox 23 News – Oklahoma)

By    |   Monday, 13 Nov 2017 09:33 PM

Residents are concerned over the Department of Homeland Security conducting a biological weapons simulation in Newkirk, Okla., Fox23 reports.

"I just got sick to my stomach," said Newkirk resident Dennis Jordan. "I think if they want to test that stuff, let them go to Los Alamos, you know? I think it's stupid."

The DHS said in a local newspaper notice it wanted to release "non-hazardous, non-toxic chemicals and biological materials" at Chilocco Indian School in January/February and again in June/July of 2018. Personnel will wear suits, masks, gloves and respirators when in the zone and the data should help the department assess the impact of biological weapons.

"This is the first time the city has been made aware of any testing to occur at Chilocco," the city posted on its Facebook page Thursday. "Inert means chemically inactive, which means by definition there should be no risk to the citizens. However, we are looking into the situation to gather more information for our citizens and their safety."

Resident Brittny Smith is skeptical.

"I would like them to do the testing somewhere else, and I think that I speak for a lot of the citizens when I say that," she told News 9.

Resident Brian Hobbs reportedly added: "Are we 100 percent sure this is safe? Sometimes they have unintended consequences, like Agent Orange, you know."

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