Rural water supplies may be targets for terrorists
Possible practice grounds for larger acts of terrorism
by Montana State University Research News
February 9, 2006
Here is an interesting tidbit that just came out from Montana State University’s Research Roundup:
Guinea pigs for terrorists
Montanans and Wyoming residents may think they're safe from terrorists, but they shouldn't be complacent, says Patricia L. Meinhardt, executive medical director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in New York. Terrorists who want to contaminate water systems in large cities may use rural communities to practice their techniques, Meinhardt said during a recent Cafe Scientifique in Bozeman. The community forum for discussing scientific issues is co-sponsored by MSU's College of Letters and Science and Montana's INBRE program. Meinhardt has trained 10,000 people in 44 states on water safety issues and said evidence indicates that terrorists may test their methods in small, rural communities. Water systems can be contaminated both intentionally and unintentionally, she said.
Excerpted from Montana State University Research Roundup (#257)