Huge chamber to test biological weapons testers debuts at Dugway

February 19, 2015 10:39 PM

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DUGWAY PROVING GROUND — It's unique in the world, the largest chamber constructed for this purpose and represents a step up in the nation's defense against deadly biological agents such as anthrax, plague or ricin.

With an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, the intricate, expensive system housed at Dugway Proving Ground is a $39 million investment for the U.S. Department of Defense and the culmination of a 2002 directive that ordered more biological warfare readiness for the country.

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