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Scientists to simulate chem-bio attack around Pentagon

Aiming to protect Pentagon employees from chemical or biological attacks, government scientists on Monday began collecting atmospheric data throughout the 583-acre Pentagon reservation. To simulate how chemical and biological agents would flow around and into the Pentagon, scientists will release sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, a commonly used agent in airflow testing. The colorless, odorless gas is deemed so safe that it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for injection into the body for specialized tests, according to the Pentagon. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have approved the testing protocol. Full Story

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