Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot reaches milestone

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot in Umatilla, Oregon, recently announced that it has destroyed all but 1,000 containers of mustard weapons agent.
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Undersea cable could disrupt bioweapons

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A planned undersea electricity cable could disturb more than a million tons of unexploded bombs, chemical and biological weapons, battleships, submarines and nuclear waste lying in Scottish waters.
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More anthrax hoax letters expected

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More anthrax hoax letters are expected this week in the Washington, D.C., area after mail was delivered over the weekend.
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Chinese experts say Gaddafi will not use bioweapons

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to Chinese analysts on the
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OPCW expresses concern over Libyan chemical weapons stockpiles

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recently expressed concern over the chemical weapons stockpiles in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
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Nanotechnology system could protect water supply from bioterror attack

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers are currently working on a nanotechnology-based detection system that could protect the nation's water supply from a terrorist attack.
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N.Y. pharmacy owner might have al-Qaeda anthrax ties

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a recent release by Wikileaks, a detainee captured by the CIA in 2003 for having contact information of a possible al-Qaeda anthrax operative now owns several pharmacies in New York City.
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X-rays begin on mustard rounds at Kentucky depot

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The work of X-raying random samples of mustard rounds at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky's Madison County began on Monday.
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UIC given $14 million grant to develop biowarfare countermeasures

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop medicine to fight anthrax and other biowarfare agents.
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Pakistan-based terror group believed to be seeking bioweapons

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist group that targets Indian interests, is reportedly seeking to acquire biological weapons from its ties with al-Qaeda.
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Pakistan-based terror group believed to be seeking bioweapons

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist group that targets Indian interests, is reportedly seeking to acquire biological weapons from its ties with al-Qaeda.
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Iran calls for lawsuit against Iraqi regime's chemical weapon attacks

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iranian lawmakers have encouraged the Iranian Foreign Ministry to file a lawsuit against the former Iraqi regime and its supporters for chemical weapons attacks during the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
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Expert says BWC needs to make improvements

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an editorial written by Laura H. Kahn, a general internist on the research staff of Princeton University
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Indian army plans to purchase chemical weapon protection suits

Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Indian army plans to buy 40,000 pieces of specially designed suits to protect its soldiers, known as jawans, who are employed in the artillery wing from chemical weapons.
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Nebraska holds two day symposium on bioterror preparedness

Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dozens of public health officials and emergency responders recently attended a two day symposium put on by the Nebraska Center for Preparedness Education on the subject of how to prepare for a bioterror attack.
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Army announces FRP for chemical and biological detection technology

Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, recently announced the issuing of a request for proposals between now and late May for the Multi-Mission Multi-Threat Detection effort.
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Anthrax hoaxer to receive new sentencing hearing

Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new sentencing hearing for a Memphis prisoner convicted of sending fake anthrax to a federal judge has been arranged because his previous hearing was conducted via video conference for security reasons.
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Report calls for changes to Army immunization program

Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent report by the National Research Council called for changes in the U.S. Army
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Lawsuit filed against purported Israeli bioweapons lab

Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The top secret Israeli Institute for Biological Research, believed to be a bioweapons laboratory, was recently sued by a former employee.
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Mauritania set to implement Chemical Weapons Convention

Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mauritanian ambassador Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Brahim Khilil has informed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that his country has established a national authority to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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