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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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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DOD Awards Contracts for Development of a Mobile Microreactor

The Department of Defense has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia; Westinghouse Government Services, Washington, D.C.; and X-energy, LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland; contracts to each begin design work on a mobile nuclear reactor prototype under a Strategic Capabilities

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CBRN Training in Vietnam

Source: Kênh Truyền hình Quốc phòng Việt Nam - National Defense Television Channel of Vietnam

A few weeks ago the Chemical Corps of the People's Army of Vietnam & local militia carried out a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN defense) training exercise in

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World Uranium Bank Officially Open

On December 10 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recived the second, and last, shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan housing the IAEA LEU Bank, a purpose built facility to provide assurance to countries about the supply of nuclear

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Iran Testing New Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges

According to the Iranian state run news agency,  IRNA, President Hassan Rouhani has said his country is working on the development, and testing, of new, advanced uranium enrichment generators. If true, this is a move that appears to violate the the landmark nuclear agreement Tehran

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NTI Releases Assessment of New Russian Nuclear Weapon Delivery Systems

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has released the first detailed, exclusively open-source assessment of the five new nuclear weapon systems announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, alongside a new analysis underscoring the need to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)

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Platelet BioGenesis Receives $56 Million Contract to Develop Human Stem Cell-Derived Platelets as MCM to Radiological and Nuclear Exposure

Platelet BioGenesis, Inc. (PBG), the leader in stem cell-derived, on-demand human platelets (PLTs+™) and genetically engineered platelet based therapeutics, announced today that it has signed a $56 million contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), an

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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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It's my country, you can't tell me what to do!

This week Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been up in arms (no pun intended) about nuclear-armed states trying to forbid Turkey from owning their own nukes, this comes amid a row with the US over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

On Wednesday

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Bargee on the beach

Reports have emerged from reporters in northern Russia who say they have measured high levels of radiation near two abandoned barges, which they say were towed ashore after the mysterious explosion at an Arkhangelsk region military testing range. 

Journalists in the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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SaphyGATE GN tested by customs in Poland

Each year, more and more merchandise transit all around the world and goods control has become a raising issue for customs in a context of terrorism threat. Freight containers in particular are potential means of smuggling illegal items such as nuclear and chemical warfare agents. Thanks to

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Kromek secures contract with new OEM customer

Kromek, a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by a new OEM customer to supply CZT detectors for use in the nuclear security market.

The contract, which

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UK to procure nuclear and radiological detection vehicles

Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.

The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10...

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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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New generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces

ECOTEST, an experienced developer and manufacturer of over 30 high-quality radiation measurement instruments and systems, is pleased to bring you the MKS-UM, a new generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces.

MKS-UM is a full-range radiation survey device in field...

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Kromek awarded $1.8m funding from DTRA

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announced on September 27th that it has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, under a previously

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NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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Berkeley Nucleonics release new SAMPack Model

Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC) has released its latest in Backpack Radiation Detectors, the Model SAMPack 120-D. The new design includes dual scintillation detectors which deliver unmatched directionality functions.

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Scientists harness space particles to detect radioactive material

Scientists have successfully developed a technology that can harness muons – essentially heavy electrons derived from space particles – to detect and safely manage radioactive waste.

The £7m project, led by scientists from National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the University of Glasgow and...

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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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All Hazards Forensic Conference 2018

It has recently been announced that University College Cork will be holding a special All Hazards Forensic conference from November 27th - 28th 2018. Registration for the event will be available from June 2018, see ...

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Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s...

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FLIR receives order for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity

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