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Terror Scenes Follow Script of Never Again

The plot went like this: A sinister terrorist organization called Glodo, working from a safe house in Washington State, hatches a scheme to detonate a dirty bomb packed with radioactive agents in an industrial corner of South Seattle. At least 150 people are killed or critically injured. Plumes of toxic smoke fill the air for miles. The plot was put into action today as a carefully scripted terrorism drill turned a vacant lot next to a coffee roasting plant into what looked like the set of a low-budget action film. It was part of the most extensive terrorism response training exercise in the nation’s history. The drill, which began about noon with an explosion that was quickly followed by sirens and the piercing screams of actors playing victims, is part of a weeklong exercise involving simulated chemical and biological attacks on Seattle and Chicago. Organized by the Department of Homeland Security at a cost of $16 million, the events are part of the first such drill since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and follow a similar but much smaller-scale exercise in 2000. The Seattle scene today, which began with what sounded like a loud display of fireworks, was complete with a fake news crew, running around frantically in the debris in search of wrenching rescue dramas as emergency workers in gas masks and protective biochemical suits rushed into the wreckage and onto overturned city buses. Full Story

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