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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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Military Dogs Train for CBRN Exposure

Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together recently to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were

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Indian Navy's maiden CBRN training facility officially opened

The nuclear, biological and chemical training facility ‘Abhedya’ at INS Shivaji has special significance for the Indian Navy because now we will be able to provide holistic training in all three disciplines to our personnel on board a ship,” said Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of Naval staff,

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NBCRV Sensor Suite Upgrades Draw Praise from CBRN Stakeholders

In February of this year leaders and stakeholders turned out to view the highly anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological

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Emergent BioSolutions Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Study

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. recently announced the initiation of a Phase 3 trial to evaluate the lot consistency, immunogenicity, and safety of AV7909 (anthrax vaccine adsorbed with CPG 7909 adjuvant) following a two-dose schedule administered intramuscularly in healthy

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KSU professors design toxic gas sensor for firefighters

Two Kent State professors are on their way to advancing safety for first-responders, military personnel, and chemical manufacturing workers. 

Dr. Torsten Hegmann, associate director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, and Dr. Elda Hegmann, assistant professor of

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GIGN select modular rifle stock

BCB International Ltd announced today that the elite police tactical unit of the French National Gendarmerie, the GIGN, have selected the FRAMM modular stock for their H&K G36 and HK-UMP rifles.

Face shields, respirators, and rifle stocks have never been the best of

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Paul Boye supporting CBRN preparedness in Africa

Since September 2015 Paul Boyé Technologies has been managing the contract “Provision of specialized CBRN equipment for training first responders” in the scope of CoE project 50 to enhance CBRN preparedness and response capabilities of different countries of the African Atlantic Façade and

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US Army selects Med-Eng to protect EOD teams

Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, has announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS II) to protect the lives of front line soldiers conducting

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FLIR receives $27.9 million order from DOD

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced it has received a delivery order for 24 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems.

The CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterize and

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Escape Respirator Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the launch of a $250K Challenge to develop concepts for an escape respirator.

The Escape Respirator Challenge seeks new concepts for an escape respirator solution. This challenge

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USAF fields new Joint Service Aircrew Mask

The US Air Force has started to field its Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) for helicopter aircraft as part of a larger effort to shield its personnel against contamination from weapons of mass destruction.

The JSAM provides better protection against CBRN contamination and is

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Alluviam Releases HazMasterG3

Alluviam has recently announced the release of the HazMasterG3, adding adaptive, mission specific CBRNE UI, and other advanced tools.

Changing mission requirements, from responding to improvised warfare agent contamination in Syria, site exploitation of clandestine labs, or responding to...

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Call for papers....

You still have time to submit an abstract for this year’s call for papers, the deadline of August 31st is just over a month away, don’t delay send yours to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

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Airboss Goes Platinum

We are very pleased to announce that Airboss Defense will be our Platinum sponsor for CBRNe Convergence Canada 15th April – 17th April 2019

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Bruker Detection announce the launch of CBRNet

Bruker Detection is proud to announce the launch of CBRNet™, the first purpose designed CBRNe network to link sensors to decision makers. CBRNet™ provides a Recognised CBRNe Picture, giving near real time vision of deployed sensors and allowing fast, effective decision making that will save

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Call For Papers

CBRNe Convergence 2018 Call for Papers is now live.

If you, or a colleague, have a paper you’d like to present to your peers, colleagues, responders, then we have an open call. Any paper justifiably related to CBRNe or HazMat will be considered by our panel of experts.

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Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter.

Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: read how to provide realistic HazMat training for the detection of CWAs; learn how to create realistic and safe HazMat training scenarios; explore balancing realism and reality in radiation safety training and

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Alion to support US DoD’s CBRNE weapons defence programme

It has been recently announced that Alion Science and Technology has been selected to support the US Department of Defense (DoD) in its research and development against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) weapons.

The US-based company has been chosen...

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Government Scientific Source awarded contract to support CARA

The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the US Army CBRNE Analytical Remediation Activity (CARA) has awarded a contract to Government Scientific Source for the provision of spectrometers to support the mission of CARA to the value of

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