posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 06:26 PM
I'm a bit of a Porton Watcher and the only chemical experimental area run by the MOD is the Porton Range (7,000 acres of SSSI and buried animals that
died of anthrax, various chemical munitions etc).
Mind you, if the MOD feel the need they let Porton Down off the leash and let them use the whole of the UK as a laboratory/test area.
Porton have admitted that from 1953-1964 they sprayed vast quantities of Zinc Cdamium sulphide which was inhaled and digested by up to 38,000,000
people during any one experiment. Those figures are Portons own estimates.
Over 110 ZnCds trials took place.
From 1963-1975 they have admitted to carrying out Biological Warfare experiments in public areas of the UK, using live bacteria.
In 1971 and 1975 Porton invited the US Navy and US Army to take part in joint BW detection experiments which involved the general public being exposed
to massive (Portons words not mine) quantities of live and "inactivated" bacteria.
Just in the Dorset area of the UK they conducted over 80 experiments with live bacteria.
What they have been doing recently is open to speculation, but their past record shows they can have a total disregard to public health.