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Lasers Can Clean Chemical Attack Contamination

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 07:35 PM

The present scientific age has been witnessing an increasing use of lasers in various fields, decontamination operations after a terror attack might well be the latest addition to the list.

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Funded by the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), chemists at Idaho National Lab (INL) are researching ways to help the nation clean up after potential chemical attacks.

In a series of tests still underway at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, INL researchers have been using ultraviolet-wavelength lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulphur mustard gas and VX (a nerve agent) that may remain after terror attacks.

The tests have proved successful so far, even on complex, porous surfaces like concrete.

Well this is exciting. However, what happens if the stuff gets on you? Are they going to douse you with lasers? In any event, pretty cool. Now I just need to figure out where to get one of these lasers

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 07:41 PM

Originally posted by UberL33t
Well this is exciting. However, what happens if the stuff gets on you?

That's easy.

If it gets on you, you're f**ked. But hey, someone that was protected will be driving around in your sweet ride after the lasers clean it off.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 07:43 PM
reply to post by jerico65

Yeah, well they better not mess with the settings on the radio


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