Latest Argon Training Insights newsletter available

The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: training for CBRNe & HazMat incidents at mass public events; improving initial operational response to CBRNe incidents; 8 simple scenarios to obtain maximum benefit from

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Acute Radiation Syndrome Treatment Awarded Orphan Drug Status

Myelo Therapeutics GmbH, an Affiliate of Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG, has announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted an Orphan Drug Designation to its orally applied new chemical entity Myelo001 (Imidazolyl ethanamide pentandioic acid) for

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DARPA Awards Grant to ASU for Fight Against WMDs

Arizona State University has announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build a field-deployable, point-of-care device that will determine in 30 minutes or less if a person has been exposed to weapons of mass destruction or

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Don’t Blow It! Phase 2 Launch Event.

DASA is inviting expressions of interest for a launch event on 1 October 2019 for our 'Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield' competition.

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Telerob receives major order from Norwegian armed forces

Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH was able to successfully compete and win in the category "Large EOD Robots" in a procurement competition launched by the Norwegian armed forces and receives a major order for several tEODor EVO robots.

Last year, the Norwegian Defence

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Snapshot: S&T NUSTL Supports First Responder Radiological Preparedness

A radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” detonation in a local jurisdiction will have significant consequences for public safety, responder health and critical infrastructure operations. First responders and emergency managers must quickly assess the hazard, issue protective

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New contracts for Kromek in the UK, US and Europe

Kromek has announced that it has been awarded three contracts, in the UK, US and Europe, for its D3S platform for nuclear radiation detection.

These new awards consist of:

  • a £1.1m contract from a UK government-related company to provide D3S-related
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OPCW report on Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

The OPCW has been visiting and reporting on the progress at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), in pursuance with decision C-16/DEC.11 “Final Extended Deadline of 29 April 2012”. 

 

The latest report from the OPCW visit in April 2019 is

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Kromek announce year end results

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, announces its final results for the year ended 30 April 2019.

 

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue
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France warns Iran of 'serious mistake' in violating nuclear deal

France has today warned Iran that a violation of its nuclear commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, n response to pressure from the United States, would be a serious mistake and that France, Britain, and Germany were making it clear to Tehran that it was not in its interest to do so, AFP has

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DARPA announce Gamma Ray Inspection Technology (GRIT) program.

X-rays and gamma rays have a wide range of applications including scanning suspicious maritime shipping containers for illicit materials, industrial inspection of materials and processes, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Current technologies, however, are not ideal. X-rays

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Russia Officially Unveils Floating Nuclear Power Plant

The much-discussed Russian floating nuclear power plant was officially unveiled, and opened, to foreign media this week in the city of Murmansk, it even appears to have had a new paint job, now sporting colors of red, white, and blue, as opposed to the original brown and

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908 Devices expands MX908 capabilities to include Novichok

908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the expansion of their MX908™ multi-mission trace chemical detection device capabilities to include Novichok agents, an emerging chemical warfare threat. The company debuted this enhancement in

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Telerob Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH is this year celebrating it's 25th Anniversary. 

What started as a small sales office for nuclear applications with six employees has developed over the years more and more into the leading supplier of EOD robots. Telerob

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Dr. James S. Ketchum Obituary

Dr. James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who in the 1960s conducted experiments with LSD and other powerful hallucinogens using volunteer soldiers as test subjects in secret research on chemical agents that might incapacitate the minds of battlefield adversaries, died on May 27 at his home in

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Latest Argon Training Insights newsletter available

The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: An Introduction to HazMat Training; How does After Action Review benefit HazMat training?; Visit the International HazMat Response Teams Conference 2019; Science for

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Yucca Mountain plans falter again

The plans to designate Yucca Mountain as the United State's nuclear waste repository have faltered once again as an amendment, that would have put aside more than $70m, to keep the project alive was voted down, 27-25, by the House Appropriations

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Toxic Valley 2019

The Toxic Valley exercise, which annually organizes the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, is an exercise of military specialists in the field of radiation, chemical, and biological protection (RCHBO) from NATO countries. The exercise is designed for sampling teams and mobile chemical

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Bertin wins 2 major contracts for radiation monitoring

Bertin has been chosen by the authorities of Switzerland and by the European Commission – on behalf of Armenia – to provide tailored radiation monitoring systems. These new contracts reassert Bertin’s strong expertise in Environmental Radiation Monitoring Systems (ERMS) and demonstrate its

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CBSA given new powers to seize precursor chemicals

On Wednesday it was announced that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been given new powers in the fight against the opioid crisis.

The federal government announced amendments to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow certain law enforcement agencies, including

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School closed due to radiation

A middle school in Pike County, Cincinnati, has been closed after officials announced that enriched uranium had been detected within the building. 

The school closed on Monday, May 13th, after the district's school board sent a letter to parents informing them of the detection of

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Just over 3 weeks to go!

There is now just over 3 weeks to go until our Asymmetric Stadium Threat Event at the Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United!

This is a unique event designed for individuals tasked with preparing counter-terrorism strategies for HVE. With speakers from around the world that

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FBI investigates as Ricin scare prompts evacuation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances around an evacuation at a University of Minnesota apartment building this week due to reports of Ricin.

It was reported by CBS Minnesota that a student who lived in the complex called 911 on Tuesday, May 7th, saying she had eaten Ricin,

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Royal decree bans use of chemical weapons

On May 8th His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman passed five royal decrees, one of which involved banning the use of chemical weapons. 

According to reports in the Times of Oman, Royal Decree No.39/2019, which implements the agreement of prohibiting chemical weapons

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Dropping robots from the skies

Squishy Robotics has unveiled mobile sensor robots that detect hazards and increase safety for first responders and the public. 

When every second counts during emergencies such as wildfires, chemical spills, and environmental or natural disasters, getting first responders to

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Caesium-137 Incident in Seattle

Thirteen people had to be decontaminated, eight of them hospitalized, after a breach involving Caesium-137 Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building on Thursday night. 

Apparently, contractors were transporting Caesium-137 when the breach occurred according

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ADS, Inc. Presents 12th Annual Warrior Expo West

For the 12th straight year, the defense industry’s top tactical gear and operational equipment supershow is coming to San Diego. Powered by ADS Inc., Warrior Expo WEST is set for May 14 and 15 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The annual two-day gear and equipment trade show is

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Progeny ResQ chosen by FDA Opioid Inspection Programme

Rigaku Analytical Devices is pleased to announce the Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer will be used as part of the U.S. FDA inspection pilot program to screen for pharmaceuticals, including narcotics.

The Office of Regulatory Affairs will use this equipment to support

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