Man Pleads Guilty to Ricin Plot

A man from Los Angeles pleaded guilty this week to Federal charges of attempting to obtain ricin for unlawful purposes, namely to poison his wife!

Over a two-month period late last year, Steve S. Kim attempted to obtain ricin from what he thought was an online seller, but in fact was an

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Iran Installs More Than 30 New Centrifuges

On Monday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has installed more than 30 advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment. 

A spokesperson for the IAEA has said that inspectors confirmed the new centrifuges, which include 30 advanced

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Radioactive Water from Fukishima to be Dumped into Ocean

According to reports emerging in the past week, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO), will have to dump vast quantities of radiaoctive waste water from the site into the Pacific Ocean. 

Tepco has reportedly been struggling

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EDF checking anomalies in nuclear component manufacturing

(Reuters) - France’s EDF said on Tuesday it was investigating anomalies reported by engineering and construction firm Framatome in its manufacturing of some nuclear reactor components, which did not meet technical standards.

“Framatome has informed EDF of a deviation from technical

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Probe into Fukushima Daiichi Incident to Recommence

Now that radiation levels have decreased the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) have announced plans to recommence the investigation into the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. 

The NRA have judged that radiation levels are now low enough for investigators to

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Sri Lanka to Implement UNSC Resolution1540

It was announced today that the Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers have agreed implement the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution No 1540.

In resolution 1540 (2004), the UN Security Council decided that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support to

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Trainees sue over Fukushima clean up

Three Vietnamese men, who were on a trainee prgram for foreigners in Japan, have submitted a law suit against a consturction company in Fukushima for making them carry out radioactive decontamiantion work without prior notice. 

The company Hiwada Co., was conducting

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Los Alamos Waste Denied Shipment to WIPP

According to reports, nine containers of transuranic waste are currently stuck at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Plutonium facility after the Carlsbad Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) refused to take them in July. 

The containers are said to hold waste items such as

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Chemical Suicide Injures 9 Others

An apparent chemical suicide at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, at the weekend, turned in to a full Hazmat situation when other guests in the hotel began to show symptoms of exposure. 

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MDAA Alert - Termination

From Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance Website:

“First, we will prioritize the defense of the American people above all else. Our review calls for 20 new ground based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska and new radars and sensors to immediately detect foreign missiles launched against

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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: 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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