Explosion at Covid testing centre appears to be intentional

An explosion outsode of a Covid testing centre in Bovenkarspel, just outide Amsterdam, appears to have been intentionally carried out. 

According to reports the blast occurred at 6.55am before the centre opened and caused no injuries, windows were shattered and the metal remains of

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Hands-On Radiation Training Without Live Sources with Argon

In this case study from Argon, Ken Cochran, Radiological Specialist for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) explains how the introduction of Argon's simulator-based technology enriched the agency’s hands-on training capability by enhancing the ability for

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Introducing the TacticID Mobile

B&W Tek are excited to introduce the TacticID Mobile, the newest addition to their TacticID family of handheld Raman products for police, first responders and security personnel to rapidly identify unknown samples in the field. This 1064-nm Raman has an ergonomic design with a large

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CBRN SaaS project enters operational phase

EDA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear Surveillance as Service (CBRN SaaS) project entered its operational phase today when representatives of the 12 industry members of the consortium in charge of implementing it met for the first time, albeit only remotely due to the Covid pandemic.

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Bertin tests a new generation of chemical detection systems

Late 2020, Bertin Instruments’ teams went to Brno, in Czech Republic, to visit the accredited test center Vojenský výzkumný ústav (Military Research Institute) in order to evaluate the performances of newly-developed equipment for chemical gas detection.

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State-of-the-art robot seeks out chemical agents

From:Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Home Office, and Ministry of Defence

Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, has developed a prototype robot so that humans and machines can now share the burden of detecting and report dangerous chemicals over large

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AVON Protection's FM50 Mask Chosen by the Netherlands

Avon Protection is pleased to announce they have received an order from The Netherlands for FM50 masks and FM61EU filters under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract.

The Netherlands joins other NATO Nations and Partners, Norway, Belgium and Finland, in purchasing

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LMI Awarded $78M DHS CBRN Defense Support Contract

LMI will help the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office manage chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense efforts under a potential $77.6M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The nonprofit company said Nov. 30 it

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Kromek wins new sector-leading global OEM customer

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a development agreement, worth up to $660k, with a US-based, sector-leading industrial OEM with a global customer

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CBRN Fuchs to be upgraded

The British Armey fleet of CBRN Reconnaisance FUCHS vehicles are set to receive another upgrade. 

The contract, worth £16 million, has been awared to Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) to upgrade and sustain both the vehicles and training simulator.

Under the

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Andrei Lugovoy to play key role in Nalvany Investigtion

Andrei Lugovoy, one of the men accused of poisonoing Alexander Litvenenko, is apparently to play a major role in the investigation of the poisoning of Alexei Nalvany!

News released across multiple outlets has said that Lugovoy now holds a high position in Moscow’s Security and

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ARGON: The rise of 21st century CBRN training

Argon have released their latest case study, The rise of 21st century CBRN training, in which Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christopher Joy, former Commander of the CBRN Instruction Company Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, explains how the introduction of Argon Electronics’

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Bitesize Boston 2020 Programme Update

We are pleased to announce new speakers have been added to the CBRNe Convergence 2020 - Bitesize Boston Programme.  

Signing on to join us, and bringing interesting talks to the table, are: 

  • Dr Jason Roos, Deputy JPEO for CBRN Defense
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Nalvany Transported to Berlin in Epishuttle

Over the weekend Alexey Nalvany was transported to Berlin for treatment following a sustained fight by his family and supporters to allow this to happen. 

Using an Epishuttle, by Epiguard to transport Nalvany the team from Berlin collected him on Saturday Morning. 

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Avon Receive NATO Support & Procurement Agency Contract Award

Avon Rubber is pleased to announce that Avon Protection has been awarded a 10-year contract by the NATO Support & Procurement Agency to supply FM50 mask systems, powered and supplied air systems, filters, spare parts and accessories.

Avon Protection anticipates receiving the first

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Sort and segregate nuclear waste: phase 1 SBRI Competition

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)  has teamed up with Innovate UK to launch a £3.9 million competition to find ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

The aim of the competition is to develop an autonomous and integrated

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CFATS Extenison Signed Into Law

On July 22nd, President Trump signed into law a bill, S.4148, to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to July 27, 2023. The CFATS program

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DQE Debuts New Mass Decontamination System

Every community needs to plan and prepare for the risks of HazMat, CBRN, and mass casualty incidents. These emergency plans should include policies for quick and efficient decontamination of contaminated victims. DQE, the leader in portable decontamination systems, introduces the ...

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LANL Investigating Breach Involving Plutonium

Officials at one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

LANL confirmed on Monday July 6th that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a glovebox that was being used to handle

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Squishy Robotics Pilot Partnership with SMFR

Squishy Robotics and Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR) signed a pilot partnership agreement last week that will send several Squishy Robotics drone-deployable robots to the SMFR to test and use during the department’s emergency response operations and training scenarios over the

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New research creates neutralising sponge for dangerous chemicals

These weapons, known as nerve agents or neurotoxins, are highly potent and fast acting. Small doses can cause rapid paralysis and death, as the chemicals disrupt the connection between the body’s nerves and muscles.

These internationally banned liquids are aerosolised purposely to

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START developing tools to identify potential CBRN threats

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is creating a process to identify potential CBRN threats from non-state actors.

Advancing U.S. CWMD/CWMT Capabilities in Support of the SIGMA+ Program through Development of Anticipatory Human Social

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Russia Signs In New Nuclear Policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence yesterday that apparently allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks.  

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Introducing MRIGlobal's Mobile Mercury Lab

Beyond Mobile Labs: Introducing a New Lab that Transforms Mobility into Portability

Now more than ever, there is a call for mobile labs that can accommodate expansive operations within a small footprint without compromising quality or efficiency. 

The

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Radiation-detecting plastic gets ingredient to stay in the clear

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have identified a straightforward change to the formula for radiation-detecting plastic. The change prevents “fogging,” which reduces the lifetime of the plastics used to detect nuclear material transiting through the U.S. Department of Homeland

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