Aircraft decon

Cristanini have been performing a range of tests on decontaminating a C130J and this has allowed them to announce that each 'J’ required 20kg of BX40, and that it took two hours to do a complete decontamination.

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Cristanini have been performing a range of tests on decontaminating a C130J...

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Russian moves ahead?

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that they had destroyed 45% of the chemical weapon stockpile – as required under the CWC – and they felt confident of destroying the rest by 2012. It’s a big hope.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that they had destroyed 45% of the chemical...

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Scotland, home of whiskey, lochs and... anthrax?

Perhaps not an image you’ll see on a shortbread tin, but as well as Gruinard Island and a drum maker dying of inhalational anthrax Scotland is now home to anthrax infected heroin. One has died already, with another two in hospital. All three are heroin users and Police are trying...

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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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Smiths news

Smiths announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts for the expansion of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) chemical detection programme - PROTECT. This programme has been running for five years in DC, New York and Boston, and this expansion will see an upgrade of detectors and software.

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Extension granted

Libya received notification that it had another extension on the time required for them to destroy their 25 tons of sulphur mustard. Construction of the demil site is not believed to have started and this will now take deadline out to 2011.

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Libya received notification that it had another...

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Med CM News

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 ties that bind

Singapore and Japan strengthened their bilateral defence ties with the Memorandum of Defence Exchanges that will formalise interaction in an number of new areas including CBRE.

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Singapore and Japan strengthened their bilateral defence ties with the Memorandum of Defence Exchanges that will formalise interaction in an number of new...

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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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Romania improved...

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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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