Coming this January, Homeland Security is planning to conduct chemical and biological tests near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. Obviously, people are upset and concerned.

The location of the test is near the Kansas/Oklahoma border, “about 6 miles south of Arkansas City and about 55 miles southeast of Wichita. Wind typically blows out of the south, which could carry airborne particles into Kansas where it could affect, humans, nature, and wildlife.” 1

Department officials plan to execute a “low-level outdoor release” of “chemical and biological simulant materials at the old Chilocco Indian School in Newkirk” in January and then again in June so they can determine how well protected someone would be inside should biological weapons be used during a terror attack. 

The government has assured everyone that “low” concentrations of particles will be released and that the tests won’t have any adverse impacts on human health or the environment. (How can they be so sure of that?)

I cannot even begin to explain how I feel about this and how patently irresponsible this is, on the part of the government, to even consider doing something like this.

“U.S. Rep. Ron Estes of Kansas said Thursday he has ‘numerous questions’ about the tests. He says federal agencies ‘need to be 100 percent certain this test is safe for the residents of south-central Kansas.'”2

We applaud Rep Ron Estes for asking questions! Why aren’t other representatives doing the same thing? Is everyone asleep??

“For the particle test, the federal government plans to release titanium dioxide, which it describes as a ‘white odorless powder that is chemically insoluble in water, nonreactive, nonflammable, and nonhazardous.’ It also plans to release urea powder mixed with a CL Fluorescent Brightener.

(FYI, Europe thinks of titanium dioxide as a carcinogen-meaning it causes cancer.)

For the biological portion of the test, it plans to release genetic barcoded spores of a biological insecticide known as native Btk, which is sold under the trade name of Dipel. Dipel is not considered a hazard by the Environmental Protection Agency when handled appropriately, according to the assessment.”3

(The EPA has been caught lying and cheating the people numerous times by law enforcement officials.)

People have 30 days to submit comments/concerns about the tests to Homeland Security by email at [email protected] or by mail to the Department of Homeland Security:

S&T CBD Mail Stop 0201

245 Murray Ln SW

Washington, DC 20528-0201

The deadline for comments is Dec. 8. We’d suggest you make your feelings known.

Sources and References

  1. Witchita Eagle, November 9, 2017.
  2. News 9, November 10, 2017.
  3. Witchita Eagle, November 9, 2017.