A legal notice appeared in the local newspaper, saying the department would release "non-hazardous, non-toxic chemicals and biological materials"
The tests are planned for 2018
The data should help the department assess the impact of biological weapons
notice in an Oklahoma newspaper set many Newkirk residents on edge.
The Department of Homeland Security announced the small town near the Kansas border will host a biological weapons simulation at the now-abandoned Chilocco Indian School.
In 2018, the department wants to release "non-hazardous, non-toxic" chemicals and biological materials on buildings in the area.
They want to see what might happen if a terrorist were to release similar chemicals as a biological weapon, and if buildings would offer residents any kind of protection.