NABCO receives Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies status

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that the explosive containment vessels and magazines manufactured by NABCO, Inc., have been approved as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies under the Support-Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Te
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U.N. passes bill on chemical weapons abandoned at sea

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations, after consulting with Terrance Long, a Canadian-based munitions expert, and the International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions organization, recently passed a bill that confronts the issue of chemical weapons abandoned at sea.
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Indiana group to hold bioterror simulation

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A group that organizes disaster drills in Indiana has chosen to conduct one in 2011 that centers around a bioterrorism attack.
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Wall Street warned about bioattacks

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security officials have issued a warning to the leaders of Wall Street banks that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be plotting attacks against them or their financial institutions that include the use of chemical or biological weapons.
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USAMRIID eases fears over creation of bioweapons

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Last Thursday, nine members of the Containment Lab Community Advisory Committee formed by Fort Detrick, the city of Frederick and Frederick county in Maryland, toured the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
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Soligenix appoints new senior vice president

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Late-stage biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc., which creates vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents, has appointed Kevin Horgan as its chief medical officer and senior vice president.
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U.K. issues new bioweapon cleanup guide

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Kingdom
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Ohio man bragged about making ricin

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a federal affidavit, Ohio man Jeffrey Levenderis, who was arrested on January 28 on federal charges of possession of a biological substance, boasted of making the deadly poison ricin.
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Anthrax scare at Swedish post office

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dalarna County police in central Sweden have determined that a fire at the Borlange post terminal was caused by a fire extinguisher, but that when the fire initially occurred it was feared that anthrax may have been involved.
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U.S. military strategists concerned about bioweapons

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new series of Wikileaks cables shows American military strategists are concerned that rogue nations and terrorist groups might acquire biological and chemical weapons.
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Former commander warns of London 2012 chemical attack

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former Commandant of the Olympic Hospital CBRN Response Unit from the 2004 Athens games has said that the planners of the London 2012 games have not effectively reached out internationally to assess the risk of a chemical attack.
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The Australian Group warns of bioweapons attack

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A terrorism alert raised by the Australia Group in Canberra in 2008 and released by Wikileaks this week warned that while Islamic terror group Jemaah Islamiah prefers conventional weapons, it might launch crude chemical and biological weapon attacks.
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Former Homeland Security special assistant details bioweapon countermeasure plans

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security detailed public opinion of the countermeasures that should be provided for biological attacks at the January Domestic Preparedness meeting at the National Press Club.
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Pueblo Chemical Depot seals five leaking mustard gas shells

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Army officials have found and sealed five artillery shells from the Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado that had been leaking mustard agent.
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Dutch businessman goes on trial for chemical weapons sales

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 @ 5:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A court in the Hague recently held a hearing on a chemical arms deal between a Dutch businessman, Frans van Anraat, and former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
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Jihadist groups may be producing workable bioweapons

Friday, Feb 4, 2011 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, security briefings are detailed that suggest jihadist groups are producing workable and efficient biological weapons that would be capable of killing thousands.
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Iran may have carried out bioweapons activities

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 @ 6:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iran may or may not have carried out prohibited chemical or biological weapons activities, according to a United Kingdom-based think tank.
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HHS publishes annual Project BioShield report

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The latest annual report on Project BiosShield was recently published by HHS and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response, covering the development of countermeasures in the year 2009.
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Pentagon scrutinizing weapons neutralization plants

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Three Pentagon officials have visited the construction areas of several chemical weapon neutralization plants in Kentucky and Colorado to intensely scrutinize the plants' spending habits under the Nunn-McCurdy Amendment.
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Syria attempted to buy products for production of bioweapons, report says

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A leaked cable released by Wikileaks showed that a December 2008 memo from the United States to India warned that Syria tried to buy products that could be used in the production of chemical and biological weapons from two Indian firms.
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