DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah (AP) — A unique chamber designed to improve the nation's readiness against biological warfare has debuted at a U.S. Army facility in Utah.
The Dugway Proving Ground, located about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, now is home to an intricate system that tests how well detection systems of deadly biological agents such as anthrax, ricin and plague do their job.
Detection systems previously have had to be tested component by component to determine how efficiently they functioned.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1LqZP7G ) typical detection systems used by the military are about the size of a refrigerator, but the new chamber is big enough to accommodate two at the same time so they can be compared side by side and their ability to perform independently can be tested.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com