Quabbin Reservoir

“The threat to critical infrastructure like the Quabbin Reservoir is less about someone doing something to poison the water and more about someone seeking to do damage to the physical components of the supply system to cause mass disruption,” said Stephen Flynn, a professor at Northeastern University and co-director of the school’s Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.

“The basic issue we’re dealing with increasingly with the terrorism threat is it’s not necessarily about mass casualty per se. It’s about mass disruption of critical things,” he said.

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