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The MOD never distributed live Bacteria. If you actually read the letter, it states it used Zinc Cadmium Sulphide, which is a simulant. And the UK wasn't the only country to do it.
All of the bacteria used where harmless though (or thought to be, even then they are only dangerous to certain, highly susceptible individuals),
I am not concerned if they do it now, I know people within the MOD, and they all have families and children, so are unlikely to do anything harmful.
The mass aerial spraying of e-coli is insignificant as the bacteria would die.
They where only used in that experiment to compare how far spores travel compared to normal bacterium
am aware of the place, I am also aware of other experiments that the MOD has done. Mostly on willing subjects I might add. And some where rather amusing, others slightly more disturbing...But hey, back on topic:
Lots of time and effort goes into predicting the next biological weapon,
Originally posted by zero lift
A programme that shows some of Porton Down's public area biological warfare experiments is being broadcast tonight on ITV West at 19:30.
see BTS Thread
There is a program on BBC4 tonight about the lost Village of Imber. A ghost town not far from Porton Down I believe? Now a MOD base.