Bioterrorism tests near Oklahoma City finished

Wednesday, May 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Army officials have finished up their second round of radar testing in the metro area.

Crop dusting crews dropped clay dust and polyethylene glycol into the air to see if Oklahoma's weather and aviation radars could detect elements dropped during a bioterrorist attack.

This round of testing was done over the Canadian River and Morgan Road.

Data from these tests will be added to information taken from tests performed March 24 through April fourth at three different sites.

The Army hopes to develop a network of radars across the country to form an umbrella of early warning systems.