U.S. "not completely" prepared for bioattack, expert says

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response, told a House subcommittee on Thursday that the nation does "not completely" have the treatments it needs to protect citizens from a biological attack.
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A*Star scientists discover ricin neutralizer

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists from Singapore
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Norway terrorist considered using anthrax in attacks

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 1,500 page document written by Anders Behring Breivik contains calculations of how much anthrax would need to be used to eliminate "A and B category traitors" in several European countries.
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Alabama CBRN brigade welcomes new commander

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brig. Gen. David R. Brown was welcomed as the new brigade commander of the Alabama National Guard's 31st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade from Northport, Ala., in a ceremony on Saturday.
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WMD non-proliferation committee to visit the U.S.

Monday, Jul 25, 2011 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The non-proliferation committee established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and its group of experts will visit Washington, D.C., on September 12, to observe the implementation of the resolution.
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Washington Demilitarization Company fined for violations at Umatilla

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington Demilitarization Company, the operator of the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Hermiston, Oregon, was recently fined $11,000 for permit violations by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality .
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U.K. Ministry of Defense investigates 14 former chemical weapons facilities

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K. Ministry of Defense recently investigated a total of 14 former chemical weapons facilities in Britain for signs of contamination.
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GAO supports need for telework in emergency planning

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 @ 7:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Government Accountability Office recently submitted a report to a Homeland Security subcommittee about the need for agencies to incorporate telework into their emergency and continuity planning.
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Conn. university to simulate anthrax attack

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 @ 7:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., will host an emergency preparedness anthrax drill on Wednesday using a simulated scenario and volunteer participants.
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Guilty plea entered over anthrax hoax

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A St. Clair, Alabama, man recently pleaded guilty in a federal court to charges stemming from the mailing of a series of anthrax hoax letters in spring 2010.
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Chemical weapons antidotes found on Libyan soldiers

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rebel soldiers fighting against the regime of Muammar Qaddafi in Nalut, Libya, have discovered kits filled with antidotes to chemical weapons abandoned by government soldiers.
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National Research Council discusses risk assesment for Fort Detrick bio-facility

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Research Council met Monday to discuss risk assessment plans for the proposed Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility that is planned for construction at Fort Detrick near Frederick, Md., in 2014.
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National Research Council discusses risk assessment for Fort Detrick bio-facility

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Research Council met Monday to discuss risk assessment plans for the proposed Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Facility that is planned for construction at Fort Detrick near Frederick, Md., in 2014.
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Lessons from Aum Shinrikyo bioterror attack detailed

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers with the Center for a New American Security have interviewed former members of Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese apocalyptic cult, to learn future prevention methods for bioterrorist acts.
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HHS official says government successful in developing bioweapon countermeasures

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A top U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official recently told a House committee that the U.S. government
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Federal judge blocks Justice Department's attempt to backtrack Ivins admissions

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A federal judge recently blocked an attempt by the U.S. Justice Department to back away from admissions that appeared to undercut Federal Bureau of Investigation's assertions that a U.S. Army researcher was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks.
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Rep. Mike Rogers makes case for bioterrorism protection bill

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an editorial for Roll Call, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the Intelligence committee, made a case for the H.R. 2405 bill to protect the United States from future bioterrorism attacks.
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Sweden to investigate anthrax cattle deaths dating back to 1916

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An outbreak of anthrax at a farm in central Sweden that led to the death of 19 cows has prompted veterinary officials to investigate where diseased cows were buried from as far back as 1916.
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Legislation renewed to improve nation's ability to respond to bioattack

Friday, Jul 29, 2011 @ 2:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee recently approved legislation to renew and tweak a law passed in 2006 that is credited with improving the nation
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Persistence key to WMD attacks, study shows

Friday, Jul 29, 2011 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new study of the Japanese doomsday cult that conducted a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system shows that with time and determination, terror groups are capable of producing weapons of mass destruction.
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