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NYC Agencies Respond to Bioterror Drill

Police, local hospitals and other agencies held a field exercise that tested their readiness to respond to a weapons of mass destruction attack on New York. In the five-hour exercise Sunday, titled Operation Winter Sun, authorities responded to a 911 call in which “patients” simulated the effects of a chemical, biological or radiological attack. They were treated and decontaminated at a site in Brooklyn much as they would be in an actual attack. At a news conference, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the drill was a good way of showing “how responders, including local hospitals, deal with a terrorist threat while minimizing risks to themselves and others.” Terrorism drills were held over several days last week in Seattle and Chicago. They included a simulated detonation of a radioactive “dirty bomb” and a mock plague. Full Story

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