Steel Bridge 'set' is ground zero for dirty bomb attack drill in Portland

By Susan Harding and KATU Staff
October 15, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s the largest terror drill in U.S. history, and the nation will have its eyes on Portland.This week, the city becomes ground zero as a fake dirty bomb goes off on a set resembling the Steel Bridge, covering the city in “make believe” radiation.On Sunday, emergency crews got ready for the worst-case scenario, which is designed to test the response of local, state and federal officials to the breaking point.

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