NY1 VIDEO: As NY1 News revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter Paul Fleuranges' March 20, 1995 coverage of local reaction to the sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway system.
TWC News: NY1 AT 20: 1995 Report Examines City's Preparedness In Wake Of Tokyo Subway Attack
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The MTA says in the wake of the sarin gas attack the agency created a Hazardous Materials Response Team trained to assist authorities in responding to emergencies involving chemical, biological and radiological elements Dr. Michael Reilly, Director of Planning and Response for the National Center for Disaster Preparedeness at Columbia University, says there's also been an increased emphasis on preparing first responders to protect themselves, so they can better protect the public.