UK colonial papers reveal proposed poison gas trials

Newly released colonial-era papers reveal UK Government plans to test poison gas in the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland.

New colonial documents, released to the National Archives this week, reveal UK Ministry of Aircraft Production proposals to test virulent forms of poison gas in modern-day Botswana in 1943, according to the...

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DHS Handheld Radiation Detection/Identification System requirements to 2017

DHSs DNDO has released a special notice detailing a sole source procuremtn from Smiths Detection, Inc. in fiscal year (FY) 2012 at an estimated value of $3.35M. It has further noted an intention to procure on a competitive basis, a basic handheld radiation detection/identification system to meet DHS's operational components'

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Call for papers for CBRNe Convergence 2012

The Fifth Annual CBRNe Convergence conference will be held in 2012, 30th October – 2 November at the Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia. 2010’s CBRNe Convergence was the largest CBRNE responder’s conference in the US that year, bringing together 650 delegates with 75 exhibitors and culminating in a massive exercise involving...

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Afghan girls poisoned by school's water supply.

Almost 200 adults and children (all female) have been poisoned at a school in Afghanistan it has emerged this week. Radical Islamist groups are being held responsible for the contamination of the school's water supply, which resulted in a number of symptoms including nausea and vomiting. The poisonings were allegedly...

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Remploy: Business as usual

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Business as usual for Remploy's Frontline Textile CBRN manufacturers

27,March, 2012

Remploy’s Frontline business, manufacturers of CBRN equipment in Scotland - at factories in Clydebank, Leven, Cowdenbeath, Dundee and Stirling - will continue to operate, business as usual.

The announcements in the press last month regarding a number of nationwide Remploy factory closures do...

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Paul Boyé Press Release

Paul Boyé Technologies awarded US Defense Contract for Chemical and Biological Protective Garments (UIPEI1)

Paul Boyé Technologies, headquartered in Le Vernet - France, Tennessee Apparel Corp. (Tennessee), and Crative Apparel Associates, L.L.C. (Maine), were awarded a $129m firm-fixed-price contract by hte US Department of Defense.

According to Jacques and Philippe Boyé, both...

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Afghan girls poisoned by school's water supply.

Almost 200 children and adults (all female) have been poisoned at a school in northeastern Afghanistan it has emerged this week. Radical Islamist insurgents are being held responsible for the contamination of the school's water supply, which resulted in a number of symptoms including nausea, vomiting and loss of consciouness.

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Nerve agent found in scrap yard?

We have had our attention directed towards a news story today that a capsule of nerve agent has been found at a Scrap yard in Russia. Russian security services confirmed on Monday media reports that a capsule believed to contain the extremely toxic nerve agent sarin had been discovered in...

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Environics USA Press Release

ChemProDM module provides comprehensive CWA and TIC detection for vehicles, robots and OEMs

The new ChemProDM (ChemPro Detector Module) is a compact module for the detection and classification of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) vapors. Its multi-sensor detection array has 10 sensing channels, with our unique...

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Former University of Texas student arrested with ricin strains

A former University of Texas student, Karl Jasheway, is now the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI, having been caught stealing vials of the biotoxin ricin from a UT laboratory. Jasheway, 26, whose research focused on antidotes to the fatal toxin, was first arrested on December 1st 2011...

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