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SIGA Technologies announced that they are expected to break cover on the size/possibility of US orders for their smallpox antiviral shortly.

SIGA Technologies announced that they are expected to break cover on the size/possibility of US orders for their smallpox antiviral shortly. In a less Delphic utterance Emergent Biosolutions announced...

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The Lion doesn’t sleep tonight

Lion clinched the FDNY order with their MT94 CBRN ensemble. New York is the largest fire brigade in the US and chose the MT94 to give them greater versatility than their previous Level A suits.

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: http://royalsociety.org/Making-the-UK-safer-a-five-year-review/

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The UK’s Royal Society published a new report – Making the...

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Staff Moves

Stephen Johnson moves from consultants SCS to Thales. Tim Picciotti moves to become Vice President and General Manager of Military and Emergency Responder Business in Smiths Detection from being their US Military business leader.

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Stephen Johnson moves from consultants SCS to Thales. Tim Picciotti moves to become Vice President...

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Always the inside man

A leak of a radioactive substance into drinking water in Bangalore, in India, is likely due to a disgruntled employee, local police announced. According to the BBC, officials announced that an employee mixed the radioactive substance tritium with cooler water meant for staff. Fifty-five needed treatment but all returned to...

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25 years later

Indian officials denied that Union Carbides Bhopal facility is still leaking dangerous toxins into the drinking water. 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate, in what was the world’s worst chemical disaster, and Bhopal Medical Appeal are adamant that the damage is still being done - that water for 15 communities...

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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 systems.

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The Canadian and US border now has...

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Kelly inquest to reopen?

The UK seems to be going through soul-searching on the causes of the Iraq war as the Commission engaged to look into the causes of the war gets going. Doctors are concerned that Dr David Kelly, head of microbiology at DSTL, did not commit suicide and that the cuts on...

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Italian Navy takes Avon’s call

Avon Protection signed a €500,000 order with the Italian Navy for the C50 respirator. Aerosekur will ask as integrator on their mask – which must gall somewhat since Aerosekur manufacture the in-service Italian Army respirator. The C50 is based on the in-service US military JSGPM respirator.

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Avon Protection signed...

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Montalva murderers arrested

Six men have been arrested for the murder of former Chilean President in 1982. The President had been murdered with a mix of thallium and mustard agent combined with his medication, three of the suspects will be charged with murder, and three with being accomplices to murder. The President’s murder...

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Chinese nuclear drill

China conducted a drill in Beijing, Nanjing and Lianyungang to practise coordination and response to a radiation leak from a nuclear facility. Considering this is a country where hundreds of thousands of people can die from an earthquake and it make little difference it seems likely that the choice of...

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