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The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground plans to discharge pharmaceuticals into the air this summer to test how they might affect troops.

In a published notice, Dugway says the test will be conducted sometime during July "in a remote area" of the proving ground. Dugway is 50 miles southwest of Tooele.

A public meeting on the test is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dugway Community Center, Conference Room 239.

The notice says pharmaceuticals "pose an emerging threat to U.S. citizens and the Armed Forces." The Army uses Dugway to test a variety of chemical and biological weapons, as well as conventional weapons.

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