NYC Subway Riders Exposed to Not so “Harmless” Gas during NYPD/DHS Terror Drill

NYC Subway Riders Exposed to Not so “Harmless” Gas during NYPD/DHS Terror Drill

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NYCMTA Subway System Collage


One down, two to go.  Even worse, no one asked, held it out for discussion or gave New Yorkers a choice.


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Date:  Weekdays throughout the month of July 2013

Time:  8 am – 8 pm.

Place:  21 out of the 24 subway lines[i], various train stations throughout the five boroughs.

Commissioned by NYPD, a $3.4 million transit security grant from Homeland Security trumps the concerns and health of NYCMTA passengers every time.

Notice from MTA informing passengers of NYPD Gas test in subways month of July 2013

The first test of the program known as S-SAFE for Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange, occurred Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  Two more tests are scheduled this month.  The dates, of which, have not yet been announced.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

…In July, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory will conduct the country’s largest urban air flow study to date to better understand the risks posed by airborne contaminants, including chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) weapons in the event they are dispersed in the atmosphere and in the City’s subway system. The NYPD will use the data collected during the three days of research to optimize emergency response following an intentional or accidental release of hazardous materials. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is assisting both agencies with the study of air flow in the subway system….


NYC MTA Subway map of all five boroughs
NYC MTA Subway map of all five boroughs


Approximately 200 air sampling devices have been deployed throughout NYC’s subway system. “Researchers will allegedly disperse small concentrations of perflurocarbons at designated subway locations underground and street level for 30 minutes on the day of the tests.”

Perfluorocarbon tracer gases (PFTs) are supposedly non-toxic, inert, odorless and invisible.  However, a report entitled, Implications of Early Menopause in Women Exposed to Perfluorocarbons by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has reports that perfluorocarbons are “associated with endocrine disruption in women and that further research on mechanisms is warranted….This medical study, which surveyed over 25,000 women, says that ‘the survey was the result of a class action suit.’”

Another report by the same agency points to research indicating “a significant association between these chemicals and thyroid disease in women.”

Finally a word to New York City subway riders, I am almost certain that DHS/NYPD/NYCMTA thanks you for involuntarily allowing them to fundamentally transform you into a lab rat this month.

Considering that there are bound to be consequences for some of the 5,380,184[ii] passengers who ride NYC’s subways daily, what exactly are New Yorkers not being told?

Lastly, to my fellow New Yorkers, you should in the streets of New York, not the subways, raising hell.


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Press release:  New York City Police Department and Brookhaven Lab to Conduct Air Flow Study In New York City Streets and Subways This Summer

Reference:  S-SAFE Study: Protecting Our Subways and Streets

Implications of Early Menopause in Women Exposed to Perfluorocarbons



[i]           While they did not come and out say it, NYPD’s implication that perfluorocarbons will only be pumped throughout 21 of 24 subway lines suggests that some parts of the NYC subway system would remain untested.  Nothing is further from the truth.  The three lines NOT officially to be tested are more than likely shuttle services that make approximately five to eight train stops as they run back and forth across town.  They run alongside or adjacent to the lines undergoing the tests.

[ii]           NYCMTA daily ridership statistics for the year 2012 is 5,380,184 passengers.,



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