Congresswomen introduce bill to improve biothreat preparedness

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Legislation comes after U.S. receives 15 F's for biothreat preparedness.
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DOD details findings from chemical security summit

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 @ 12:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense issued a report on Tuesday detailing the Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit that took place this past week in Alexandria, Virginia. 
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Liverpool man found guilty in attempt to obtain ricin

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 @ 12:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of the U.K. announced Wednesday that Mohammed Ammer Ali of Liverpool was found guilty in attempting to acquire ricin toxin over the Internet.
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House hearing aims to address concerns after live-anthrax shipment

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released an overview of Tuesday's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing regarding the recent accidental shipment of anthrax samples with small amounts of live material, and what can be done to ensure it never happens again.
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Vermont to get $6.7 million in Homeland Security grants

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 6:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said on Tuesday that Vermont will receive approximately $6.7 million in grant funding to enhance its prevention, preparedness and response programs to ensure the state's ready for any terror attacks or other disasters.
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House passes First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House passed the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act of 2015 (H.R. 1300) by a vote of 424-0 on Wednesday. The bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to distribute vaccines against anthrax to emergency-response personnel who wish to be vaccinated.
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PositiveID outlines its goals for rest of 2015

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. told shareholders Tuesday that its plans and goals for the remainder of the year include the continued testing and development of the Firefly Dx detection device prototype.
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Human, environmental health a priority for chemical weapons destruction plant in Kentucky

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 6:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) said in a report Monday that human and environmental health are among top priorities for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Facility in Kentucky.
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Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction project calls for involvement

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeff Brubaker, the project manager of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Site, said Monday the facility is calling for feedback from the public and regulatory agencies.
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State of Washington seeks planning support manager in hazardous materials

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington State Military Department's Emergency Management Division (WSMDEMS) posted a job opening for a hazardous materials planning support manager on Tuesday.
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Research on rapid Ebola test presented at AACC gathering

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research that was presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition that will expand on a study that procured the rapid test for the Ebola virus, the ACCC announced Monday.
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