Kansas biodefense facility stays in Obama's budget

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The $150 million needed to construct the Manhattan, Kansas, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will remain in the White House
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New Mexico police force holds bioattack drills

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Department
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National Research Council reviews FBI's anthrax investigation

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A panel of scientists for the National Research Council, the main arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has reviewed the scientific approaches used by the FBI during the course of their investigation into the anthrax killings.
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N.J. man arrested for anthrax hoax

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 40-year-old man from Lebanon, New Jersey, was recently arrested after allegedly using 911 to call in anthrax hoax in neighboring Clinton, New Jersey.
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U.S. advancing fight against Lassa fever

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In West Africa, an American run outpost is at the center of efforts to fight Lassa fever, considered a potential agent that could be used in a biological weapon.
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Chance of WMD attack on U.S. seen as 100 percent

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A source inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently revealed that the probability of the United States being hit by weapons of mass destruction is 100 percent.
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Defector says he lied about Hussein's bioweapon capabilities

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, a defector who fled the Saddam Hussein regime in 1995, has admitted to lying to convince the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons program that led to the war that toppled Hussein's regime.
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Case against Ivins inconclusive, scientific review says

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A scientific review on the 2001 case of deadly anthrax mailings found there was insufficient evidence to support the original conclusion that the strains had been created in the lab of scientist Bruce Ivins.
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Chimerix receives contract for smallpox antiviral

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc., of Durham, North Carolina, has received a renewable $24.8 million federal contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to support the development of a new antiviral drug that will treat smallpox.
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Sen. Leahy says 2001 anthrax case shouldn't be closed

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a reflection last month on his own experience as a would-be target of an assassin, Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said that he has never accepted the FBI
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Colin Powell demands answers on "Curveball"

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Colin Powell has recently demanded that the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense explain to him why he was not warned about the dubious nature of their source on Saddam Hussein
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National Research Council to support FBI's 2001 anthrax conclusions

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Research Council will generally support the FBI
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Japanese sarin attack cult member's appeal denied

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Japanese Supreme Court recently turned down an appeal from Masami Tsuchiya, a member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult who has been sentenced to death for crimes that include the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway.
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German foreign minister says Curveball was known to be unreliable

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to Joschka Fischer, Germany
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Military leader explains how the military fights CBRNs

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A military leader in the field of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosives recently explained how the military is keeping pace with a changing environment.
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South African appears in court over bioterror threats

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brian Roach, the 64-year-old South African businessman who is accused of threatening to release biological weapons in the United States and Britain, appeared in a Johannesburg court this week after his arrest Saturday on terror charges.
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EPA software detects bioweapons in water

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 @ 5:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Environmental Protection Agency has developed software that utilizes existing sensor technology in order to detect biothreat agents like anthrax or arsenic in water supplies.
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Official accused of attempting to pass biothreat materials to al-Qaeda

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Raymond Davis, a U.S. official accused of committing a double murder, was found in possession of classified CIA documents concerning biological and nuclear materials that he allegedly planned to provide to al-Qaeda.
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Excavation set for site of suspected Japanese biowarfare outfit

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Japanese government has started to excavate the site of a former medical school in Tokyo that may have ties to military Unit 731, which was a germ and biological warfare outfit during World War II.
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Army colonel says Powell manipulated into Iraq invasion

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army Colonel and Colin Powell
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