Pueblo, Colo., residents assured that chemical weapons destruction will continue

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of a local panel overseeing the destruction of a chemical weapons stockpile in Pueblo, Colorado, were recently told not to worry about Pentagon fears that the work
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ECSI announces biological detecting water system

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Electronic Control Security, Inc., recently announced the development and release of its Water Infrastructure Sensing Equipment, a system that monitors water supplies for the presence of biological and chemical contaminants.
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ECSI announces biological detecting water system

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Electronic Control Security, Inc., recently announced the development and release of its Water Infrastructure Sensing Equipment, a system that monitors water supplies for the presence of biological and chemical contaminants.
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Marines drill in Japan on CBRN preparedness

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, took part in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training on June 25 at the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Japan.
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White House releases updated National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Friday, Jul 1, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Tuesday, the White House released an updated National Strategy for Counterterrorism that looks to build on previous strategies while becoming more focused and specific about its goals.
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UPMC cancels plans for bioterror vaccine factory

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center canceled plans to build a high-profile vaccine factory that might have employed 1,000 people at a long-vacant steel mill site in a Pittsburgh, Pa., neighborhood.
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Napolitano says bioterrorism an increasing risk

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 @ 2:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, recently made remarks prior to the joint meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe about forming a partnership against terrorism.
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Use of bioweapons often fails, report says

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Despite a large number of attempts at using biological weapons, the majority of them have failed, with relatively few used in the last decade.
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Rep. Rogers says al-Qaeda interested in bioweapons

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R
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Woman arrested over Toronto anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A woman has been arrested in connection with a suspicious, powder-filled package delivered to a building in downtown Toronto, prompting an evacuation of the offices of Liberal Leader Bob Rae and Ontario MPP Glen Murray.
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AAFP addresses role of physicians in stopping bioterrorism

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Academy of Family Physicians recently addressed the vital role primary care physicians play in protecting the United States against bioterrorism.
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White powder sent to St. Petersburg Times

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Firefighters in St. Petersburg, Fla., responded to white powder found in an envelope at the downtown office of the St. Petersburg Times on Tuesday.
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Weapons destruction nears its end at Anniston depot

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Workers at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala., have destroyed all but four-tenths of one percent of the chemical weapons that have been stored there since the 1950s.
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Portable anthrax detector that works in 15 minutes under development

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. researchers are developing a portable anthrax detector capable of analyzing a sample suspected of contamination within 15 minutes.
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Natural enzyme may fight nerve agents, chemical weapons

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 @ 3:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biochemist Dan S. Tawfik and his colleagues are working to turn a natural enzyme into a drug that can break down organophosphates and may be able to improve medical responsiveness to chemical disasters.
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Anthrax attack simulation held in Florida

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dozens of people pretended to have been infected with anthrax last week during a mock scenario at Lake Receptions by the Lake County Health Department in Mount Dora, Fla., to train health workers.
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Anthrax scare in Kansas

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011 @ 5:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Kansas pregnancy center located next door to the national office of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue recently received a letter in the mail containing a suspicious white powder.
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Naval Research Center conducts rapid-response exercise

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AVI BioPharma, Inc., and the Naval Research Center recently announced the successful completion of a rapid-response exercise conducted by the Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies.
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Georgia holds three day bioterror decontamination course

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga., recently held a three day decontamination trainer course to train personnel in procedures to be used during an emergency biological contamination scenario.
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Umatilla destroys 75 percent of its mustard agent containers

Friday, Jul 8, 2011 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Umatilla, Ore., has destroyed 75 percent of the mustard ton containers that have been stored at the Umatilla Chemical Depot.
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