posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 03:05 PM
German Village still stands. It's listed as a historical place with the U.S. Goverment. It looks pretty shabby today, with its brick walls developing
Until about 10 years ago it was used to train government and civilian law enforcement members how to recognize and deal with a chemical or biological
weapons lab, as might be encountered during a raid.
Police, firefighters, haz-mat crews and others need to be able to know how a chem/bio lab, created by terrorists, would differ from a meth lab, for
Phony, inactive labs -- using commonly available material -- were created in a couple of its rooms as examples. Various scenarios were played out with
these phony chem/bio labs to train first-responders.
At no time were actual agents used.
The German Village building became too unstable and it was boarded up, closed to further use. Another facility is used to train first-responders.
German Village was initially created to test incendiary devices; that is, bombs and other items that caused fires.
The incendiary devices used in the bombing of Dresden and other enemy targets were tested at German Village.
During World War II there was a Japanese village next to German Village. It was made of wood -- typical Japanese construction at the time -- and
didn't last beyond a test or two. Nothing remains of Japanese Village.
There is no big secret to German Village. It's no longer used. It continues to deteriorate and its fate is uncertain. I doubt very much that any
money will be put into its refurbishment, since it would never be open to the public and it could not be used for anything.
Why refurbish an old building that no one can visit?