"ANTI-TERROR: sensor net prototype being tested in Tennessee"
SensorNet, a first-alert anti-terrorist network, is being tested in Tennessee before it's delivered to Homeland Security for use nationwide. It is one more step toward outfitting U.S. weather stations to detect the release of toxins and predict where the winds will take them. The Tennessee prototype will be a good test of the national deployment plan, said John Strand, project manager for the SensorNet program. A cooperative effort by Oak Ridge and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the program now has working sites in New York, Washington and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Nashville, Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tenn. SensorNet will span the state with sensors that can alert emergency responders and the public when they are in danger of being exposed to water- or airborne toxins from chemical, biological or radiological releases.
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