CBRNe World Charity Auction

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An auction of carnival masks, designed for the CBRNe South America conference this year will take place on 31st October at CBRNe Convergence in Norfolk, VA. Bids will be taken on...

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Sister Act or Nun on the run?

A UK woman who claims to be a Roman Catholic nun has been convicted of sending white powder threats to leading political figures including Nick Clegg, who she accused of being a 'devil worshipping freemason'. Further details on Bioprepwatch ...

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Polio Politics

To what extent are polio vaccination programmes in Pakistan being manipulated by the Taliban?

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Press Release

Smiths Detection and Optosecurity offer upgrades for airport x-ray scanners

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Going Postal

The US Postal Service could dispense antibiotics to the homes of civilians in the event of a bioterrorist attack.

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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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Nabco get into Abu Dhabi

Nabco announced that the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police had purchased three of their TCVs and other assorted equipment to 'help counter and respond to chemical, biological and explosive threats.’ The 64-GT SCS TCVs ordered allow maximum stand off distances for the public when dealing

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Consultation Open

The UK Government announced that it had launched a Green Paper to mark a formal consultation on Equipment, Support and Technology for UK Defence and Security - www.defenceconsultations.org.uk/ The Paper links national security, working with other countries, export and cyber security together.

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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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Is that a canoe in your pocket?

Smiths Detection, perhaps in timely response to the attempted ass-assassination of Prince bin Nayaf (see below) announced that their B-Scan provided fast, non-intrusive internal and external search for hidden weapons and other contraband. The device uses a smaller dose that backscatter x-ray

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Israel prepares…

There have been signs of increased CBRN defence capability towards a, currently, nebulous (but no doubt intelligence driven) threat, but a Summit in Herzloya has perhaps given a further insight into their concerns. Brig.-Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel, director of the National Security Council's

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Royal protection

The UK’s Royal Society published a new report – Making the UK Safer: detecting and decontaminating chemical and biological agents – with recommendations to protect the UK against CBRN threats. Copies of the review are available here:

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Nabco gets all Nordic

Nabco also announced that they have upgraded three TCVs for the Danish MoD to allow them to counter CBR threats too. In addition to this they also announced that the University of Georgia police department had also bought their own TCV – clearly expecting troublesome

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th the Raven – sarin!

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical

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Nunn-Lugar gets bigger

The final US Defence Authorisation Bill is to have language very similar to the Nunn-Lugar treaty contained within it to be able to deal with the threat of bio terrorism. This would mean that the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Improvement Act would have more flexibility to meet

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