Bipartisan WMD Research Center established

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:25pm by Nick Rees

The year long extension granted to the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism is set to expire soon and is not expected to be renewed.
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UNDT responds to vaccines for first responders question

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following growing interest over whether or not security and emergency response units who are most vulnerable to anthrax exposure should be immunized, Universal Detection Technology has issued a response on the matter.
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Conn. blocks public health lab

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:33pm by Nick Rees

The Connecticut State Bond Commission has blocked Governor M. Jodi Rell's plan for a new $70 million public health laboratory in Rocky Hill, which would allow for testing of anthrax and various other biothreats.
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Negotiations to monitor Colorado chemical weapons hits impasse

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An impasse in negotiations on monitoring chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo, Colorado, between Colorado and Army officials has stalled plans to blow up thousands of shells containing mustard agent.
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Largest civilian-populated chemical attack remembered

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iraq's Kurdish government has marked the 22nd anniversary of the 1998 chemical attack massacres in Halabja as a time of reflection and optimism.
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CBRNE team set to protect G8 summit

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:21pm by Nick Rees

The 36th G8 summit, scheduled to take place in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, will be protected from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats by a Hazmat trained team from Windsor, Ontario.
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White powder in Florida scare actually a narcotic

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:24pm by Nick Rees

A white powder found at a Sebring, Florida business on Monday has been revealed to not be a weapon, though the substance, as it turns out, is still illegal.
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Baltimore court house receives another suspicious package

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:32pm by Nick Rees

Another suspicious package was found Wednesday by employees at the Mitchell Courthouse in downtown Baltimore only days after a similar package was found.
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New material could fight biological and chemical toxins

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 @ 4:06pm by Nick Rees

Scientists at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine have announced a new single, multifunctional polymer material that is able to decontaminate both biological and chemical toxins
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London rail project faces centuries old anthrax threat

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials have warned that an area in the city of London slated for tunneling as part of the cross-London Crossrail scheme could be a missing 16th century anthrax burial ground.
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Al-Qaeda sees Mexico border as prime spot for transporting anthrax

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 @ 4:12pm by Nick Rees

Congress has been warned by FBI Director Robert Mueller this week that Al-Qaeda has ongoing efforts to acquire weapons of mass attack for the purpose of attacking the United States.
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Anthrax might be used to treat cancer

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, might soon be providing lives following the development by researchers of a mutated anthrax toxin that may be an effective cancer therapy.
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Concerns of bioterror in Africa raised

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 @ 3:32pm by Nick Rees

Concerns have been raised about potential abuses by scientists of the emerging biotechnology industry in Africa, which is being used to increase agricultural production.
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FDA approves smallpox vaccine's delivery

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bavarian Nordic, a Danish biotechnology company, has announced that the FDA has decided that all requirements for delivery of the company's smallpox vaccine to the United States government have been met.
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Congress warned of overseas bioterrorists

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 @ 3:38pm by Nick Rees

State department and non-government experts have told Congress that countering bioterror threats overseas is essential for protecting the United States
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Midwest Research Institute given CBRNE contract

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 @ 3:42pm by Nick Rees

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Midwest Research Institute with a contract to provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive support services for the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.
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BPSI's CBRN sensor passes 100,000 hours of operation

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Building Protection Systems, Inc., has announced the achievement of more than 100,000 hours of operation of its CBRN detection technology without a single false-positive or false-negative.
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Veto of Intelligence spending bill could halt further 2001 anthrax mailing investigation

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 @ 3:45pm by Nick Rees

The threat of a veto to Congress' intelligence spending bill for this fiscal year by President Barack Obama's administration could potentially halt further investigations into the 2001 anthrax mailings case.
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MIssouri man pleads guilty to anthrax hoax

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A St. Genevieve, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to sending a letter to a U.S. Senior Judge of the Eighth Circuit of Appeals containing white powder and a threatening letter.
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President of Biopolicy Institute warns of bioterror threat

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 @ 3:50pm by Nick Rees

"The release of anthrax is silent and making endless quantities is very easy," Barry Kellman, president of the International Security & Biopolicy Institute, told the Union League Club of Chicago last week during a lecture.
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