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$100M FLOWS IN BID TO DOUSE H20 TERROR

The city has spent about $100 million to shore up security around its vast upstate reservoirs to prevent terrorists from poisoning New Yorkers’ drinking water, a senior Bloomberg administration official disclosed yesterday. Christopher Ward, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, told lawmakers the water system is well protected. “We have added significant hardening of the infrastructure around our reservoirs,” Ward said. “We have trained our police officers in anti-terrorism and interdiction strategies [and] we’ve built six new state-of-the-art police precincts around the reservoirs.” The funds were used to surround reservoirs with non-climbable chain-link fencing; install infrared sensors and cameras; acquire water-testing technology; and to double the ranks of the DEP police force. DEP cops now number 210. Full Story

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