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MTA using ultraviolet technology on NYC subways to kill COVID-19

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AND THERE WILL BE NO TOURS, TALKS, CONCERTS, OR EVENTS THROUGH THE REST OF THE YEAR MEANING THE 2020 MET GALA HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN CANCELED >>> WHAT COULD BE A BIG BREAKTHROUGH IN FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS GOING FORWARD

THE MTA, ALONG WITH SCIENTISTS FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DISCOVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT THE ULTRAVIOLET TECHNOLOGY THE MTA IS USING TO SANITIZE THE SUBWAY IS ACTUALLY KILLING THE VIRUS UV HAS LONG BEEN THOUGHT TO BE EFFECTIVE, BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN UNTIL NOW HERE IS TIM FLEISCHER >> Reporter: A NEW ADVANCEMENT, THE LATEST INNOVATION IN DISINFECTING TECHNOLOGY IS TAKING ON THE NEW COVID-19 VIRUS IN THE HOPES OF KILLING IT ON MTA SUBWAY CARS AND BUSES >> THE MTA IS LAUNCHING THE FIRST EVER UV PILOT PROVEN TO KILL COVID-19

THAT IS BIG NEWS >> Reporter: THREE PILOT PROGRAM, ANNOUNCED TODAY BY MTA OFFICIALS, THE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY IS TEAMING WITH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR RADIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, UTILIZING NEW ULTRAVIOLET TECHNOLOGY TO SANITIZE SUBWAY CARS AND BUSES FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS >> THE UV LIGHT THAT IS GOING TO BE USED IN THE CURRENT OVERNIGHT SUBWAY AND BUS DISINFECTION PROGRAM IS VERY EFFICIENT AT KILLING THE SARS COVID-19 VIRUS, THE VIRUS RESPONSIBLE >> UV IS A PROVEN A TECHNOLOGY AND IT IS 100% SAFE TO HUMANS AFTER IT IS APPLIED >> Reporter: UP UNTIL NOW, ALL SUBWAY TRAINS HAVE STOPPED RUNNING BETWEEN 1-5 AM SO THAT CREWS CAN COME IN AND ENHANCE CLEANING, 3500 CARS, USING MORE TRADITIONAL DISINFECTING CLEANERS

>> FOR US, WE ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH THE USE OF ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYERS AND ANTIMICROBIALS, WHICH KILL BACTERIA AND VIRUSES >> Reporter: OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS, AND PHASE 1 OF THE PROGRAM, 230 UV LAMPS WILL BE DEPLOYED AT SUBWAY STATIONS AND YARDS AND, TO FIX LOCATIONS FOR THE CLEANING OF BUSES IN PHASE 2, THE LAMPS WILL BE USED TO CLEAN TRAINS ON BOTH THE LONG ISLAND AND METRO-NORTH RAILROAD'S >> THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE,

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