Bioterrorism tests to resume on Monday

Wednesday, May 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- More bioterrorism tests are scheduled for the Oklahoma City area.

Army scientists and Environmental Protection Agency officials will test radar's ability to detect a biological attack Monday near Morgan Road and the Canadian River.

The tests are expected to last five days and data collected will add to information from tests done March 24th through April 4th.

The tests were conducted to determine whether advanced weather and aviation radars could detect materials dropped in the air in a potential terrorist attack.

Planes dropped a mixture of glycol, an additive to food and lotion, grain alcohol and powdered clay dust.

The mixture posed no risk to humans.

The second round of tests will only include polyethylene glycol and clay dust.

Army officials say the Morgan Road site was chosen because its close to an FAA radar.