The date for the 23rd Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference has changed.

After careful consideration, DSTL have decided to postpone CWD 2021 until September 2021.

They know the importance their delegates place on a face-to-face event, which provides invaluable and unique opportunities to network and exchange information. DSTL remain determined to hold the conference this year and are developing a contingency plan...

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HSE seeks experts to join its REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking scientific and technical experts in chemical risk assessment and socioeconomic analysis to join its new multidisciplinary REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool (RISEP).

The EU REACH Regulation has been brought into UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. REACH (Registration, Evaluation,

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Smiths Detection’s BioFlash shown to detect airborne COVID-19

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today reports that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier is capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the air following tests conducted by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).

The tests were performed using live SARS-CoV-2 virus in a...

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Explosion at Covid testing centre appears to be intentional

An explosion outsode of a Covid testing centre in Bovenkarspel, just outide Amsterdam, appears to have been intentionally carried out. 

According to reports the blast occurred at 6.55am before the centre opened and caused no injuries, windows were shattered and the metal remains of an explosive device were found at...

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FLIR Systems Announces Upgraded FLIR identiFINDER R440, Next-Generation Handheld Radionuclide Identification Device

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the upgraded FLIR identiFINDER® R440, the next-generation of its field-trusted premium handheld radiation detection system. The new identiFINDER R440 delivers dramatically improved resolution and sensitivity, so operators can identify and respond to radiological threats faster and with greater accuracy.

The R440 now...

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Serstech introduces Serstech Rental

Starting today, Serstech is offering its customers the option to rent complete solutions for chemical identification. The solutions include instruments, substance libraries, software and accessories and allow police, border control and other customer groups to quickly increase their capabilities and efficiency.

The additional value a rental solution provides are flexibility,

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Hands-On Radiation Training Without Live Sources with Argon

In this case study from Argon, Ken Cochran, Radiological Specialist for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) explains how the introduction of Argon's simulator-based technology enriched the agency’s hands-on training capability by enhancing the ability for trainees to actually “see” the manner in which radiation behaves and to experience the ease with which it can...

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Sanctions on Russia

The US has imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Sanctions are being imposed on seven senior Russian officials including Alexander Bortnikov, whead of the FSB and deputy Defence Ministers Alexei Krivoruchko and Pavel Popov. Under the sanctions, the assets of the officials...

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The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency Commence Development of the Arrow-4 Weapon System

From Global Security.org

Defense Minister, Benny Gantz: "Along with the development of vital offensive capabilities, the defense establishment is constantly working to defend Israel's skies against ballistic threats through the ongoing development of its multi-layered [missile defense] array. The development of Arrow-4 together with our American partners will result in...

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Beirut 'lucky' to escape a second explosion

Michael Wentler, a chemical expert managing Combi Lift's Beirut operation, has said Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance. He commented that thousands of litres of dangerous substances stored in decaying containers for more than a decade at the port had turned the area into a minefield of chemical hazards.

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