Monday, August 27, 2007

UPDATE: Suspected Radioactive packages in Philadelphia "not terrorism, not a threat." says FBI
Three packages, all delivered separately to three different locations – two medical office buildings at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill, (Lehigh County), Pennsylvania and a warehouse type building containing three businesses in nearby Bethlehem were reportedly contaminated with a foul-smelling chemical that authorities still have not identified. That substance sickened a total of 16 people at three locations. All victims of the oily type substance were treated for respiratory symptoms and ultimately released. The three packages were all delivered by FedEx and each originated at their Hanover Township facility, located about 15 miles from St. Luke’s Hospital during the course of the day, yesterday. That is as much as is being made public by authorities – except that the incident has no nexus to terrorism.
Ok then which False Flag Operation did this non event training exercise fall under, the
'Red Dragon Army exercise' , or'Noble Resolve', maybe this is itOperation Noble Eagle' ?

The series of incidents began at about noon yesterday, when a parcel was delivered to the third floor of the Estes building, a three-story building across from St. Luke's Hospital. Five employees were sickened by fumes and were taken to the emergency room. Shortly before 4:00 p.m., a box delivered to the Doctors Pavillion at the St. Luke's complex, also had a foul odor and caused several people there to seek medical treatment. HazMat teams, first responders and ultimately the FBI evacuated both buildings A separate office in a building 15 miles from the first incident also received a package containing the same or similar foul-smelling chemical substance, sending office workers for medical treatment for respiratory problems as well.

Initial reports yesterday afternoon suggested that the “chemical” was radioactive in nature. Currently, authorities are saying they have no idea what the substance is, but to seek medical treatment if you were exposed to the chemical and have symptoms of respiratory distress. The FBI, the agency reportedly in charge of the investigation, publicly stated they believe the incident to be an accidental contamination of some type.

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The substance that sickened 17 people Friday in Fountain Hill and Bethlehem has been identified as a common industrial solvent, authorities said today.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the material found on FedEx packages is the chemical compound 2-Ethoxyethanol, also known as Cellosolve and ethyl cellosolve. It is used as an anti-icing compound in brake fluids and other industrial products.

It can be absorbed through the skin and can be an irritant to the eyes, nose and throat, according to the DEP. Anyone in contact with the material should wash thoroughly with soap and water, and rooms should be ventilated.

Authorities identified the substance through field analysis conducted by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 3rd Civil Support Team, a unit based at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., that specializes in weapons of mass destruction.

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