Residents of the small town of Newkirk, Oklahoma, are worried about Department of Homeland Security plans to conduct a bioterrorism response drill near town.
Dec. 8, 2017
A vehicle leaves the abandoned Chilocco Indian School campus in Newkirk, Okla., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The federal government plans to release what it calls inert chemicals into the atmosphere here and in nearby Arkansas City, Kan.,, to gauge how authorities might respond to a bioterror event. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) The Associated Press
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press
NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was conducting biosecurity drills in the Oklahoma farming town of Newkirk was tucked among the local weekly newspaper’s classified ads.
see also http://kfor.com/2017/12/09/its-scary-oklahoma-border-town-leery-of-planned-bioterror-test/ for more info on time schedule