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Porton Down, was used as a concurrent context of referral to Baskerville military base, which it is all rumor and but the actual mislead government secretive scientific experiments were carried out in Porton’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) since 1916. At the time of Cold war, thousands of soldiers actively volunteered to take part in the secretive experiments at government’s research centers in Porton Down. This research institute in Britain accounts for £500m funds each year with an employee enrollment of 3000 scientists. (BBC, 2016) With a size area of 7000 acres, it was designed and constructed to avenge the Chemical gas (Chlorine, phosgene and Sulfur mustard) attack by the German during World War I. Initially they started with developing masks and safety clothing to test for counter chemical attack against German. However, in 1925, the Geneva Protocol restricted the use of chemical weapon in wars. Shortly afterwards, biological warfare research named Biology Department Porton (BDP) was started in 1940 under Paul Fildes, a microbiologist. In 1942, it used bacillus anthracis, a bacterium, as a bio-weapon and tested in Gruinard Island. Soil sampling and testing in 1981 showed spores of anthrax. DSTL was also a site for animal testing, and the biomedical section was involved with drug assessment efficacy testing, genetically modified breeding, surgical studies etc. However, very unethical and discreet experiments were carried our such as animals being used for different purposes, exposed to toxic lethal chemical agents, gene cloning to attain bizarre features. About 10956 animals were used as testing materials in 1997. In 1953, aircraft Ronald Maddison died for an accidental touch of Sarin, during a toxic nerve agent test. A parliament official claimed that there were numerous things going on inside DSTL, for which the truth is very harsh to withhold, and yet the ministries are unaware of it. (News, 1999) It was later revealed that, their intention to preserve information and prevent public acknowledgement, was to obstruct information leakage to potential invaders, which might use it to create a defensive mechanism.