Leaking chemical weapon amongst the clams

Milford, Delaware: Workers at a Clam processing plant, Sea Watch International, started their day with a severe shock when leaking chemical munitions were found on the assembly line. 6 people required medical treatment and 2 military assessment teams from teh US Army 20th Support Command are

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Utilis Iberica News

UTILIS IBERICA awarded a first contract of CBRN Individual Protection Material by Spanish Armed Forces

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US North Com JTFCS News

Nation’s only standing CBRN joint task force to dedicate building in memory of New York City firefighter and U.S. Army nurse

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No Sh*t Sherlock!

Andrew Johnston is pleased to see that the level of political understanding of CBRN incidents remains worryingly low…

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Two USA procurement updates

1. Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Sensor Processing Group (NBCSPG)

Awarding Authority: Department of the Army, ACC-APG SCRT - Edgewood

2. Common Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) Compliant Radiation Detector (CCRD) Technical and Engineering Support...

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Toxic sludge kills in Hungary

Seven died, with many houses affected, when a heavy metal rich sludge affected a 19 mile stretch of the river Danube in Hungary. MAL Hungarian Aluminium’s chemical reservoir burst, resulting in miles of pollution, the company has made 110,000 Euros available as immediate aid to the affected

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You can have a bit too…

While the GAO gets its teeth sunk into the FBI the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was also handing out some whup-ass to the DHS for over-spending and delaying efforts in next generation radiological detection. Senators Liebermann and Collins chastised DHS for

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Hold me. I’m feeling PROTECTed

Smiths Detection announced that they had been awarded a five year contract from the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) for a continuation of detection systems and an upgrade of their libraries and radiological detection. The system forms part of PROTECT, Program for Response

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Romania gets better

Romania improved on their already impressive CBRN capability by taking delivery of two NNSA radiological detection vans. The vans, that are equipped with a wide variety of radiological instruments will be operated by the Romanian Border Police at their ports of entry as well as other locations.

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Aboot a portal

The Canadian and US border now has a complete system of radiological portal monitors to scan all vehicles and cargo entering the US (and presumably Canada as well). This joins the Mexican border portal monitors which have been joined by mail scanning

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By Columbus’ Beard!

Decongel, a polymeric hydrogel for containing and 'decontaminating’ radiological material is one of the three finalists for the Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award for 2009. Devised by the Polymers division of Cellular Bioengineering Inc - http://www.decongel.com/index.html - their

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Less than expected, more than necessary

CBRN heroine Amber Cummings received a one year sentence for the fatal shooting of her abusive, but most importantly potential radiological terrorist, husband. As reported in February 2009 after one beating too many Amber shot and killed her husband James and investigators found that the white

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Oh god, he didn’t say foolproof did he?

Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal was breezily confident when discussing the preparations for the international 'Commonwealth Games’ in 2010: “'Delhi has successfully organized various international meets. […] Not only [for the] Games but we are looking at the security of the city

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