Massive terrorism drill continues in New Jersey and Connecticut
The drill began with simulated chemical weapons and biological agents being unleashed in Connecticut and New Jersey.
Now, people portraying victims will start flooding into hospitals in those states to test the readiness of emergency rooms and other response centers. The pretend patients will need decontamination, in addition to treatment. This 16 million dollar drill, involving more than ten-thousand people, is designed to find weak spots in the nation's emergency system. It will last all week.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says they're trying to push systems to the failing point to expose flaws. Law enforcement is also being tested. As part of the Connecticut drill, a mock terrorist is on board a ship traveling to the state's largest city.
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