Tons of uranium missing from Libyan site, IAEA tells member states

10 drums containing uranium ore have disappeared.

VIENNA, March 15 (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors have found that roughly 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a Libyan site that is not under government control, the watchdog told member states in a statement on Wednesday seen by...

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Liberty Defense Receives a Letter of Intent from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to Purchase HEXWAVE for use in Airport Security Programs.

February 21, 2023 – Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. a leading technology provider of AI-based next generation detection solutions for concealed weapons and threats, is pleased to announce it has received a Letter of Intent from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) to acquire the HEXWAVE™ for use at Toronto Pearson International...

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Pascale Ferrier pleads guilty to sending Ricin laced letters

Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, has plead guilty to sending a threatening letter containing ricin to Donald Trump at the White House when he was president. 

The letter, which directed Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election”, was intercepted at a mail sorting facility in September...

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MediciNova Announces Additional Extension of BARDA Contract to Develop MN-166 (ibudilast) as a Medical Countermeasure Against Chlorine Gas-induced Lung Injury

MediciNova, Inc.,has announced a modification to its contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a part of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to repurpose MN-166 (ibudilast) as a potential medical countermeasure (MCM) against chlorine gas-induced lung damage such as acute...

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CB Community Names Top Performers for 2022

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense named top performers for 2022 during its second annual awards ceremony at the Pentagon on Feb. 2. Leanne A. Chacon, of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense , was named recipient...

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Government targets bomb-making materials and poisons in new crackdown

Originally published in Police Professional 

Following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, the Government committed to enhancing its capabilities to detect terrorist activity including that which involves the use of bomb-making materials, also known as ‘explosives precursors’.

New measures will come into force under the Poisons Act 1972 on October...

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EU sets up $250m CBRN reserve in Finland

Reuters reported that the RescEU element of the European Commission (see interview with Dr Cavallo in CBRNe World 2022-01) had provided Finland with 242 million euros ($262 million) to set up for the first time a reserve against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats for use by all member states. The reserve will...

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BAYEX 2023 - February 21-24

What do Levi Stadium, Alcatraz Island, BART, Ring Central Stadium and Santa Clara University have in common?  They are all hosting an exercise called BAYEX 2023. California National Guard's Hayward-based 95th WMD Civil Support Team has partnered with federal, state, and local agencies including the FBI, NCRIC, USCG Pac Strike...

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