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Texas Tech Researchers Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Since the closure of Reese Air Force Base in 1997, it’s become the Institute of Environmental and Human Health. A unique center for research on chemical and biological attacks. Now they’re in the process of implementing a special program called the Texas Emergency and Response Program or TEARP. It’s destined to be the only operations center in the state to track the spread of terrorist attack. At 9:45 Thursday morning, a natural gas well explodes releasing toxic fumes into the air in Lehman Texas. Fortunately, this crisis is only a demonstration of what Texas Tech researchers hope to be ready for in the future. “It illustrates exactly the point that we’re trying to make. An immediate ability to see what’s going on and then predict where that hazardous plume or that biological plume is going to move in the next several hours can save lives and property,” says Director of TEARP, Steven Presley, Ph.D. Full Story

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