- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TOOELE, Utah (AP) - Researchers at a remote U.S. Army testing site in Utah will be releasing chlorine gas to determine what would happen if it was released in a city.

The Jack Rabbit II test will be held this week at the Dugway Proving Ground. Planning documents suggest that the Army and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will place structures in the test zone to see if the poisonous gas penetrates them.

Jack Rabbit II program manager Shannon Fox told KSL Newsradio that millions of tons of chlorine are transported through urban communities each year.

Utah Division of Air Quality documents say scientists can release up to 10 tons of chlorine. The amount of chlorine escaping Dugway boundaries must be well below the level that would pose a threat to humans.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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