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Dugway Proving Ground

View questions and answers about biological and chemical agents tested at Dugway Proving Ground.

Q1:

What biological agents were tested at Dugway Proving Ground?

A:

The following are the principal biological agents that were used in testing:

a. Bacillus anthracis
b. Brucella melitensis
c. Brucella suis
d. Clostridium botulinum toxin
e. Coccidioides
f. Coccidioides uranine
g. Coxiella burnettii
h. Pasteurella pestis (Yersinia pestis)
i. Pasteurella tularensis (Francisella tularensis)
j. Psittacosis virus

Q2:

What chemical agents were tested at Dugway Proving Ground?

A:

The following are the principal chemical agents that were used in testing

a. Nerve agents (GA (tabun), GB (sarin), GD (soman) and VX)
b. Binary nerve agent precursors
c. Mustard/Lewisite agents
d. Tear agents
e. Cynanides (e.g., CK (cyanogen chloride))
f. Phosgene
g. Hallucinogens (e.g., BZ)

Q3:

What biological simulants were tested at Dugway Proving Ground?

A:

The following are the principal simulants that were used in testing:

a. Bacillus globigii (Bacillus subtilis var niger) - BG
b. Serratia marcescens - SM
c. Aspergillus fumigatus - AF
d. Fluorescent particles – FP

Q4:

I think that I may have been involved in a test. How can I confirm it or get more information?

A:

If you need help verifying your possible participation in any of the tests or have information about the testing, call the Department of Defense's contact managers at 1-800-497-6261, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Alternatively, you may write to us at:

Force Health Protection and Readiness
ATTN: CB Exposures Manager
7700 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042

If you'd like to speak with a Veterans Affairs representative, call the Special Issues Helpline at 1-800-749-8387. Many states offer services and benefits to veterans. >>Learn more about a particular state

Last Updated: January 30, 2024
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