Terrorism research test carried out by Brookhaven National Laboratory in city subways

Data from the study will help first responders develop emergency tactics.

Data from the study will help first responders develop emergency tactics. (7/9/13)

WOODBURY - Officials say gas is being pumped into the city subways this week as part of a terrorism research test being carried out by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Subway riders have been seeing the alerts about the tests recently.

At 8 a.m., Brookhaven researchers and the NYPD released harmless gas in the subway tunnels to track how gas spreads in all five boroughs.

Data from the $3.4 million federal study will help first responders develop emergency tactics.  

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