LANL Investigating Breach Involving Plutonium

Officials at one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

LANL confirmed on Monday July 6th that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a glovebox that was being used to handle

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More Radioactive Substances Found at Jakarta Housing Complex

In a follow up to the story we posted on March 2nd the National Police’s criminal investigation department (Bareskrim) in Jakarta have discovered more radioactive materials at the Batan Indah housing complex, one month after authorities made a similar discovery in the same residential

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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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Kromek awarded two contracts for D3S products

Kromek, a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, announced today that it has been awarded two extension contracts relating to its D3S family of products and technologies designed to counter nuclear terrorism. The

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gore announce NFPA 1994. Class 3R Certified Suit

Announced on May 29th, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

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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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CDP Program receives ABSA accreditation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) Biological program has been accredited by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International.

ABSA inspectors visited the COBRATF, a biosafety level 2 facility, in...

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HSE warning on CBRN capabilties

In a confidential internal assessment carried out for the UK Government on critical unmet needs in the health service, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a warning stating the Government has virtually no capacity to deal with any CBRN incident stemming from an accident or terrorist

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CDP back in the live agent training business

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

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FLIR Announces New Radiation Detector: the identiFINDER R440

FLIR has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440 handheld radioisotope detector and identifier. The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides homeland security personnel with critical infrastructure protection and military and first responder special teams quick situational assessment during radiological

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