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DHS Prepares Biological Attack Drill On Infrastructure In Oklahoma

Tyler Durden
November 13th, 2017
Zero Hedge
Comments (25)
Read by 2,377 people

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to simulate ‘biological attacks’ on critical infrastructure near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. The first round of drills will occur on January through February of next year, along with the second round in the summer.

For some time, we have been documenting the increased drills, the United States Government is actively preparing for or underway in a field training exercise. More recently, the Department of Defense just conducted a drill simulating a total grid collapse across the United States. Days ago, Wisconsin released plans on an upcoming drill to stimulate a grid collapse for mid-November. We find it strange the United States Government is drilling for apocalyptic scenarios, but provides very limited details to the American populace. It’s not strange and we’ll tell you why, if the public ever found out about the true nature of these drills it would lead to chaos. So frankly, most Americans will be left out of the dark of what’s coming…

The first drill starts in January and continues into February of next year at two buildings within the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Chilocco campus) in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma. The location is about 6-miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to release low-levels of inert chemicals and biological stimulant materials simulating a biological attack on critical infrastructure. S&T is studying the penetration capabilities of a biological stimulant against resident buildings.

DHS’s strategical goal for the operation is to “detect and recover from biological attacks and inform and support biodefense planning, response, and restoration, particularly in consequence/risk assessment modeling of the indoor hazards posed by outdoor aerosols”. 

Google image of the Chilocco Indian School and surrounding land.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) explains the types of  “biological stimulant” that will be released during the exercises..

Testing will be conducted through the release of (2) different inert powders as well as barcoded spores and are meant to simulate the behavior of harmful biological materials as they move from the outdoors into buildings.

The inert powders are 1) titanium dioxide (TiO2) and 2) urea powder mixed with 10% Cl Fluorescent Brightener 220 optical brightener. Both types of powders allow for the gross mapping of particle penetration into the different building types. TiO2 is a chemically inert powder commonly used in paints, food, cosmetics, and insecticides. Urea is the main chemical found in human and mammalian urine and is used throughout the world as a fertilizer. Optical brighter is a chemical whitener added to toothpastes and laundry detergents to increase fluorescence. For this study the optical brighter is added to the urea, to increase particle visibility for detection, at a weight percent of < 10%.

Part of the test is to determine how much protection occupants inside the residential structures will receive amid a biological agent attack. Test description as follows,

In the event of an outdoor biological agent attack, it is currently unknown the extent to which hazardous material will penetrate buildings and homes in the vicinity of such attack. Current models use a Building Protection Factor (BPF) to describe the permeability of a building to particulates in an outdoor biological attack. The BPF is defined as the reduction in dose received by a typical building occupant compared to a person located outside the building. An unprotected building will typically have a BPF of slightly above 1.2 In the DHS Bioterrorism Risk Assessment (BTRA), BPF values assigned are from 0-1 as a fraction, with 1 being most the most protective, but little to no experimental data exists to support these values. This project would further advance preparedness by providing improved estimates of the boundaries and levels of contamination in homes and buildings following an outdoor aerosol release of a biological agent under varied conditions. UML will release materials upwind of select buildings and experimentally determine the amount of material that penetrates the buildings. The data collected would facilitate modeling efforts that support response and recovery decisions and actions by local, state, tribal, and federal emergency managers.

Tentative quantities and release schedule for the drill:

Hiding on page 22/55 of the report, the building’s characteristics are said to resemble residential and apartment buildings within the United States. Here are additional characteristics of what DHS was looking for:

  • minimal proximity to the public
  • unoccupied from daily use
  • have release positions in the predominant wind direction
  • no obstructions within 20 meters of the building
  • centrally located to campus to ensure plume dissipation below PEL prior to migration off campus
  • maximize distance from nearby pond and any aquatic life
  • the ability to environmentally sample the building over a course of hours to weeks, to months
  • with limited human movement traffic at or around the structure.

Local Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Estes of Kansas is not too fond of DHS’s drill and said last Thursday he is “monitoring the situation closely”.

“I have numerous questions regarding this proposed test,” Estes said. “While it’s important for our federal agencies to test their abilities in response to threats, we need to be 100 percent certain this test is safe for the residents of south-central Kansas.”

Bottom line: As millennials continue to urbanize America-moving out of their parents basements into multifamily complexes with the dreams of enjoying avocado and toast every morning for breakfast. There is a far deeper problem-jeopardizing the millennials’ city-life narrative and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for it: ‘biological attacks’ on apartment buildings…

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Author: Tyler Durden
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Date: November 13th, 2017
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  1. Jim in Va. says:

    Be wary when the government conducts any kind of drills. There seems to be a habit of things going south.

    • Braveheart1776 says:

      Jim, like I just mentioned, the sheriff in that area has the power to keep the feds out. No one has to follow anything any fed official says. If DHS wanted to make an issue of it then things could go south for THEM.

      • Anonymous says:

        No sheriff is recognized by the Feds as having any power to do anything to them. At any rate, the Feds have sheriffs on the take. Sheriffs will tell you that they enforce federal laws, not their states’ laws. That’s because the Feds give them money and military goodies for enforcing federal laws–even in states where the people have nullified federal laws. The people are on their own. No governmental or any other institution is reliable for the people to trust. It’s pure naivete the fanticize otherwise.

  2. Anonymous says:

    exactly, Jim!! I was about to make the same remarks!!

  3. Braveheart1776 says:

    Tyler Durden Says he finds it strange that US govt. agencies re preparing for apocalyptic scenarios and giving too little information to the public about it. Most people are not aware of the TRUE NATURE of US government agencies. They and ESPECIALLY DHS, are ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-FREEDOM, ANTI-WHITE, ANTI-CHRISTIAN, ETC. THEIR REAL MISSION IS TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY ND ITS PEOPLE. NOTHING THEY DO IS LEGITIMATE SO WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO OBEY THEM. It sounds like the gun owners in that town need to band together and tell DHS to stay the hell away from their town. The county sheriff has that power to keep feds out of that county.

    • Yahooie says:

      Here are a couple of links to pages describing what the sheriff can do:

      ht tps://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/countysheriff
      ht tp://www.criminalgovernment.com/docs/sheriff/

      They have much more power than we’ve been led to believe.

  4. Braveheart1776 says:

    If any feds attack any citizens those feds need to be dealt with.

  5. Braveheart1776 says:

    I saw this article at Dave Hodges site yesterday and it stated that DHS didn’t even consult with local officials about conducting the drill in their area. Since word of the drill leaked out DHS is trying to cover their sorry asses.

  6. Grits says:

    Wasn’t there a DHS drill going on in Las Vegas when the shooting occurred? I believe there have been “drills” going on at several of the mass shootings over the years. I don’t believe in coincidence.

  7. Braveheart1776 says:

    Grits, there was supposedly a DHS ‘mass shooter’ drill taking place at the time. It went LIVE.

  8. Traitor Hator says:

    Some say that during a Black Death,Spanish Flu, event , it’s nesesary to stay at home for at least 3 months? Plan accordingly?

  9. Vet1 says:

    I’d be willing to chance it there…

  10. Press 9 for English says:

    Do it in NYC.

  11. Dude says:

    I think the federal government already has thousands of acres of land and military training facilities. So why do they need to test in communities without requesting the communities approval. Bill Clinton summed it up here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=72xxLmK45sg

  12. Censored says:

    This message has been censored. Gov system 17xar

  13. aljamo says:

    The US is most likely the leader in biological agent production and use. They supplied to Iraq and again in the war with Iran. These weapons should not exist. The US has proven to be strongly in favor of chemical and biological attacks when it fits the agenda.

  14. Braveheart1776 says:

    Aljamo, if anyone from DC launches a chemical/biological attack on we the people, all bets are off and it has to be GAME ON.

  15. watching and waiting says:

    WOULD LIKE TO SEE POSTED ON THIS WONDERFUL SITE, COUNTER MEASURES TO BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION FROM A TERRORIST STRIKE.

    MANY WHO VISIT THIS SITE MAY NOT KNOW HOW TO DECONTAMINATE
    AND KNOW NOT HOW TO ASK FOR EAR OF BEING LABELED STUPID.

    BUT IS THAT NOT THE REASON THE SITE EXISTS?

    all caps for importance.

    thank you

  16. NotTheMamma says:

    I grew up a mile and half from this area and just drove through there on Sunday. People are out en-masse protesting this thing. Also, this whole area has a history of “shadyness” to it. It was originally a Native American School and then became a Scientology Church under the guise of a “drug rehab” center. Then several years ago DHS moved in and they have been conducting all kinds of “tests” since then.

  17. Americanmom says:

    I remember the Island off of NY where they were doing tests on biological weapons had their operations moved to the mid west and how everyone thought this a bad idea since that is the food belt for animal and human feed. https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/national-bio-and-agro-defense-facility https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bio_and_Agro-Defense_Facility

  18. Yahooie says:

    Isn’t testing weapons (of whatever sort) really the purview of the Department of Defense? They also have vast tracts that are retained especially for various testing.

    Also, DoD much more experience in running tests than DHS which is a relative newbie as Fed agencies go.

    If my thinking has run amok, someone please set me straight.

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