All chemical weapons at the Shchuchye facility in the Kurgan region have now been destroyed - only two sites left until complete destruction
Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, the commanding general of 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), was the guest speaker at the National Capital Regional Green Dragon Ball
PNNL have been doing some good work on trying to standardise sampling. They have launched a series of videos to help responders sample correctly.
Noble gas based neutron radiation detection company, Arktis, announced that they had sealed another couple of wins.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has issued a declaration stating their commitment to worldwide disarmament on the centenary of the first use of a chemical weapon. Chemists representing a number of international societies have also called for their 'complete...
Where is the line in speculating on CBRN devices.
The 1st Area Medical Laboratory, or 1st AML, returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.
News reports are coming in that a man suspected of travelling from Nova Scotia with potentially hazardous chemicals has been arrested at an Ottawa hotel and identified by the RCMP as a former military biochemical weapons specialist from the United States.
Russia seems to be stepping up its CBRN Defence
The Universities of Bradford and Bath have produced a joint report highlighting how contemporary chemical and life science research may potentially be applied to the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent weapons.
Russian special forces NBC defence troops get new detector vehicles
Last week saw the discovery of the laptop of DOOOM! So should we be worried?
20th CBRNE Command demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.
At the request of the Saudi Arabian National Authority for the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions, diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia received a one-week training course in The Hague
Two lots of news from Hotzone Solutions
Further chemical attacks in Syria?
The Centre for Defence Enterprise is a mechanism by which companies can bid novel ideas into DSTL, and there is £2 million available.
Which way now for Syria's chemical precursors?
After nearly a month of political activity after the events of 21 August where are we now?
24 hours on from the chemical weapons attack, what reflections are there?
A number of news media are picking up the 'major attack' in Ghouta this morning
Dr Julian Robinson has just published a new Harvard Sussex Program Occasional Paper (HSPOP), titled Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. Our own Steve Johnson's article (Damascene moments) even gets a citations (in a good way!). Julian is one the genuine brains in CBW and his attention to...
Kenya will graduate next week a military unit trained to handle chemical and biological weapons
[D4H]™ Hazmat Edition is specialized for hazardous material incidents
Just a quick note for now - Carla Del Ponte, part of one of many investigations in to Syria, and not as was claimed by some press the head of the CW investigation (who is in fact Ake Sellstrom - an extremely competent investigator, who would not have made such a ridiculous statement), has made...
Poster abstracts are now being accepted for CBRNe Convergence 2013. As for 2012, speaking positions will be awarded to the abstracts deemed most scientifically and operationally interesting and worthy. Additionally there will be poster sessions and publication in CBRNe World available.Last...
Utah law enforcement receives training on FLIR Systems’ state-of-the-art forensic equipment to streamline drug cases
This article has been produced by Brown Moses and is reproduced here with his permission being deemed by the editorial staff to be a most excellent analysis of some recent 'CW' videos:\"When I started this blog one of the rules I set myself...
Registration is now open for the George Mason University Summer Program in International Security
CBRNe World has been monitoring social and mainstream media in Syria for the last year. So new allegations of CW use was not a surprise, but what does it all...
WATFORD, UK -- Smiths Detection today announced an £18.5m bio-consumables contract with the UK MoD to support its fleet of Integrated Biological Detection Systems.
Provider of mission critical solutions for military personnel and first responders enhances footprint in the Hazmat training arena.
\"2012 was a year in which global problems pressed forward, but too many of its citizens stood back.\"
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS), has...
Syria is an interesting beast for the CBRN community. It one of the most present threats of CBRN use in the news media - and in the midst of this strife, like all wars, there is the danger of profiteering and incompetence.
There are many good opportunities to dissuade a country from using chemical weapons(CW). Generally speaking once a full blown war (civil or otherwise) is going on its starting to get a bit late
Government Of Canada invests in improved chemical detector training for the...
In the tricky world of challenge inspections (Ed: not that we have ever had one yet) or accusations of the use of chemical weapons (Ed: Now those we have lots of!) one thorny issue has plagued many planners. What do you do if the agent has dissiminated or broken down before you get there with a...
More bad news emerged from Syria in July, when its Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that the Syrian Army may use its chemical weapons (CW) against foreign intervention. He also stated that these weapons wouldn’t be used against Syrians, but are we really to believe this? As a CW scientist,...
Jim Murphy MP, UK Shadow Defence Secretary, stresses that CBRN should remain a priority both in the UK and abroad here
11:38 - The 'red line' has been set forth, but it is as blurred as ever.
*Command Sgt. Maj. David Puig (left) presents the swagger stick to Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson during the 2012 EOD Team of the Year competition awards ceremony on Aug 17th.
Partnership with Mirion gives full range of radiation detection technologies
09:29 - Agni II, developed by the DRDO, underwent successful testing today off the coast of Odisha
A UK woman who claims to be a Roman Catholic nun has been convicted of sending white powder threats to leading political figures including Nick Clegg, who she accused of being a 'devil worshipping freemason'. Further details on Bioprepwatch ...
Syrian turmoil generates unprecedented demand for gas masks in Israel
15:54 - Syria declares ownership of WMD on state television, as well as a willingness to use them against foreign attack.
Trip wires, jars of liquid and ammunition piled up at home of James Holmes, the alleged gunman in Colorado cinema assault
The contract incorporates an existing interim contract which has been in operation since January 2012