Introducing M.A.I.K

During the 5th CBRNE R&I Conerence in Lille we had the opportunity to meet some of the team from Dr.F.Kohler Chemie Pharmaceuticals who had on display a portable test kit for the detection of nerve agents. 

Called M.A.I.K - the Mobile Acetylcholinesterase-Inhibitor Test-Kit -

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Tampered champers

The Dutch food safety body, NVWA, has issued a warning about three-litre bottles of Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial champagne following a second incident that has sickened people. It appears the bottles in question may be spiked with high doses of MDMA. 

In Germany, in

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SPH Engineering Introduces UAV-based Remote Water Sampling System

SPH Engineering introduces the Remote Water Sampling System, a new UAV-based solution within UgCS Integrated Systems product line. The trial flight was conducted at a Latvian lake to proceed with water sampling for subsequent analysisin a laboratory.

The main benefit of this brand new

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MRICD develops chemical exposure field diagnostic system

From APG News: 

Drawing from the technology used by diabetics to monitor their glucose levels, Dr. Shane Kasten at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense developed an ultra-portable, easy to use device to provide early warning of suspected exposure to a

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OSHA issues proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

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European Organic Peroxide Safety Group (EOPSG) becomes a sector group of CEFIC to further increase the awareness of safe use of organic peroxides

In response to the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the European Organic Peroxide Safety Group (EOPSG) sees a growing need to highlight the importance of organic peroxides and their safe use. The group sees that Cefic can provide EOPSG with the tools needed to achieve this and has decided

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Beirut 'lucky' to escape a second explosion

Michael Wentler, a chemical expert managing Combi Lift's Beirut operation, has said Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance. He commented that thousands of litres of dangerous substances stored in decaying containers for more than a decade at the port had turned the

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Bruker Launches the RAPIDplus (mod 4)

Today, Bruker announced the launch of the novel RAPIDplus (mod 4) Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) based stand-off detector for Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC). RAPIDplus (mod 4) allows automated, 24/7 monitoring of

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Please be careful with what you throw in the trash

First responders in Maine are reminding people to be careful when they discard their trash after two people were treated for chemical burns on Monday. 

The Goodwins Mills Fire Department have reported that a container filled with hydrochloric acid ended up in the trash, and it was

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Man cleared over chemical explosives haul

A man charged with storing grenades, mines and chemical weapons at his farm has been cleared. Russell Wadge, 58, was charged after counter-terrorism police raided his property in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, in 2019.

The trial at Newport Crown Court heard that the large stocks of

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Nalvany poisoned in hotel say aides

It was announced on Nalvany's Instragram account this morning that traces of Novichik have been found on a water bottle in his hotel room in Tomsk. This has apprently been tested and confirmed by a German laboratory. 

According to the Instagram post "… It is precisely on the

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Rigaku Analytical Devices Wins New Product of the Year Award

Rigaku Analytical Devices, the market leader in handheld 1064nm Raman technology, announces its has been selected to win a New Product of the Year Award by magazine.  Security Today’s New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security

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Nalvany's Team Targeted in Novosibirsk

From Radio Free Europe

Two attackers threw a glass jar with an unknown chemical liquid into an office housing the independent political coalition supported by opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's team in Russia's third-largest city, Novosibirsk.

The jar broke and the room,

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Xplosafe win $2.47 million defense contract

XploSafe, a provider of critical safety solutions for homeland security and chemical safety, recently announced it has received a $2.47 million defense contract for its chemical-sensing wearable badges.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund to XploSafe for

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Explosion at Beirut Port

The death toll from the explosion at a port in Beirut on Tuesday August 4th continues to rise as rescuers search through the rubble. The number of dead rose to  137 recently as the Lebanese army took control of the explosion site on the first day of a two-week state of emergency. It is

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Hash Oil Factory Explosion Injure Firefighters

An explosion in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters, with more than 230 sent to put out the blaze in what has been described as a factory making cannabis oil.

Captain Erik Scott of the Los Angeles fire department said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood

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PCAPP Reaches Half Way Mark

It was announced on February 26th that the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has reached the half way mark, and has destroyed 50% of the obsolete chemical munitions stored at Pueblo Chemical Depot. 

50% equates to around 220,000 munitions,

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Cyanide Autoinjector Development

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Windgap Medical have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new device to quickly administer a recently developed antidote for cyanide poisoning.

Under the grant, researchers from the

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Kindergarteners Attacked with Caustic Soda

Fifty-four people, including 51 children, were injured after a man sprayed corrosive liquid at them in a kindergarten in Kaiyuan City, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

The suspect, identified as a 23-year-old man surnamed Kong, broke

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NIOSH Releases First Responder Illicit Drug Toolkit

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit

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