Appeal denied in 1995 sarin subway gas attack trial

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 2:12am by Nick Rees

An appeal of the death sentence for a senior member of the doomsday cult responsible for the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway has been rejected by Japan's supreme court.
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Drug trade could increase availability of bioweapons

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 2:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Drug cartels, as a result of the increase in the narcotics trade, have been increasingly able to acquire biological and chemical weapons and radioactive material for the purpose of WMD creation, the U.S. State Department has warned.
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"Eagle Eyes" program meant to fight potential bioattacks

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 2:16am by Nick Rees

Top leaders at West Coast Marine Corps installations have instituted a program to encourage all military and civilian personnel to keep a watchful eye for potential attacks - from biological to chemical to nuclear.
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SIGA Technologies takes part in Israel's simulated bioattack

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 2:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives from SIGA Technologies took part in Israel's recent "Operation Orange Flame 4" biological defense drill conducted by the Defense Ministry and Health Ministry in conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command.
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Veterans who were subject to biological and chemical tests say health claims denied

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 2:21am by Nick Rees

Veterans who were unwittingly subjected to toxin tests during the Cold War at the Army's Deseret Test Center say they have been denied health claims.
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Maryland approves plan for state public health lab

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A $6.45 million plan for design work for a planned state public health laboratory at East Baltimore Development, Inc.'s massive biotechnology research park has been approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works.
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- Conn. co. gets FDA warning over anthrax curing box

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 4:08pm by Nick Rees

A Beacon Falls, Conn.-based company has been sent a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over it's so-called "Detox Box."
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Biosafety symposium kicks off in Philippines

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 4:15pm by Nick Rees

The first three day Regional Symposium on the Advocacy and Partnership on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Mindanao, Philippines, has officially begun.
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Report finds OSU president acted within his authority in ending anthrax study

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 4:17pm by Nick Rees

An Oklahoma State University faculty report has declared that university president Burns Hargis was acting within his authority when he stopped a research project on anthrax vaccines that would have euthanized baboons.
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Canada receives 13 CBRN shelter systems

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Solon, Ohio-based HDT Engineered Technologies with a contract for 13 Transportable Collective Protection Shelter Systems.
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U.S. holds pre-Olympics bio-planning exercise

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:40pm by Nick Rees

U.S. federal, state and local authorities have finished a planning exercise to respond to a potential massive health disaster in British Columbia during the 2010 Winter Games.
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France issues anthrax-laced heroin warning

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least eight people have died in Europe - seven in Scotland and one in Germany - since the beginning of December stemming from what is believed to be heroin tainted with anthrax.
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TDIndustries chosen as service provider for CBRN detection system

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:44pm by Nick Rees

Building Protection Systems, Inc., has named the Dallas-based TDIndustries as the exclusive authorized service provider and distributor for its CBRN detection system in Texas and Arizona.
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Report card expected soon on nation's biopreparedness

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism have announced that they will release a report card next week on the government's ability to protect the United States in the event of a terror attack or WMD.
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India sets up special CBRN unit

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 @ 4:50pm by Nick Rees

India's Maharashtra home minister has ordered state police to set up a specialized unit with a goal of tackling biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in the face of future terror challenges.
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Scotland reports 15th heroin user infected with anthrax

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:03pm by Nick Rees

A fifteenth heroin user has tested positive for an anthrax infection in Scotland, showing that the spread of the disease has not abated.
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India debuts bioattack resistant frigate

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

India has revealed its fist indigenously built stealth class frigate, which will be inducted in April, that is equipped with state of the art defenses against biological, chemical and nuclear attacks.
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Bootleg Botox could lead to bioweapon proliferation

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:12pm by Nick Rees

A lab that manufactures raw botulinum toxin for use in off-brand, black market Botox has investigators worried that it could turn from medical uses to a potent source for bioweapons.
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Rep. Loretta Sanchez named new head of terrorism, unconventional threats subcommittee

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., has been selected as the new head of the U.S. House Armed Services terrorism, unconventional threats and capabilities subcommittee.
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President and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies announced as chairman for CBRNe Conference

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:29pm by Nick Rees

Ronald F. DeMeo, president and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies, has been announced as chairman for the 5th Annual CBRNe Conference.
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