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EPA Part Of Super Bowl Security

Picture of EPA plane
Picture of EPA plane

By BJ Austin, KERA News

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Dallas, TX – The EPA did a low-level fly-over of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and Irving today ahead of the Super Bowl at Cowboys stadium.

Equipment on board made a radiological and chemical "map" of the region. It's "signature" will be compared to flight-readings during Super Bowl week. Suspicious discrepancies will be reported to anti-terrorism law enforcement.

The EPA's Nicholas Brescia says this sort of environmental "security" is not new.

Brescia: We've been deployed to a lot of different events throughout the U.S.; football games, basketball games, all sorts of stuff. So, we've been doing this for a while. It's not new.

The federal Department of Homeland Security is funding the flights.

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