Seventy-first Chemical Company earns CBRN certification in Oahu

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command earned its certification to deploy overseas after participating in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercise in Hawaii last week.
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Critics assail London's Olympic security plan

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 @ 10:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The security plan for London's upcoming Olympic Games, which includes spy planes, snipers, up to 13,500 ground troops and 20,000 private guards, has been criticized by some for being too overbearing.
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Bioweapons worry former Deputy Secretary of State Steinberg

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Deputy Secretary of State for the Obama Administration James Steinberg recently said that the fear of bioweapons is what sometimes keeps him awake at night.
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WWI chemical agent discovered at Maryland proving ground

Monday, Jul 2, 2012 @ 11:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials at Aberdeen Proving Ground, located near Aberdeen, Maryland, recently halted a demolition project after trace amounts of a World War I-era chemical agent were discovered.
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German heroin user dies from anthrax infection

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 @ 10:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

After the June death of a heroin user in southern Germany from anthrax infection, German researchers released a report underlining the importance of considering anthrax as a potential diagnosis in heroin patients.
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New York man may have used chemical weapon against hospital

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 @ 10:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A former pharmacist from Ulster County, New York, allegedly used a chemical weapon against an Albany hospital and may face life in prison.
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UMASS Amherst receives NIH grant to study pathogenic bacteria structures

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 @ 11:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists recently received a five year, $950,000 grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to map the molecular structure of a tool used by pathogenic bacteria to drill holes in the cell walls of mammals.
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Additional security lapses uncovered at CDC facility

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Additional security lapses were recently uncovered at a federal bioterror laboratory already under Congressional investigation for safety issues.
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BioNeutral Group expands testing of sterilants against anthrax

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 @ 10:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

BioNeutral Group, Inc., a Morristown, New Jersey-based specialty life science technology company, announced on Tuesday that it has contracted with Battelle to test its Ygiene sterilant against anthrax spores.
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Ness Technologies joins as project coordinator of CATO

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ness Technologies, a worldwide provider of information technology solutions, has joined as the project coordinator for the CATO project for the management of non-conventional crises related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents.
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U.N. report details North Korea's sanction violations

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 @ 11:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A United Nations report recently concluded that North Korea has defied international sanctions by shipping arms to Burma and Syria, but there are no new reports of violations involving chemical or biological weapons.
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Mustard agent found at Delaware clam-processing plant

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 @ 11:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mustard agent was recently discovered leaking from munitions on a conveyor belt at a clam-processing plant in Milford, Delaware.
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Homeland Security develops vaccine for foot-and-mouth

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 @ 10:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it has developed the first vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease that can be licensed and manufactured in the United States.
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Biosafety practices neglected in Africa

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 @ 10:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Independent experts downplay safety concerns at CDC lab

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 @ 11:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An airflow malfunction at a Biosafety Level-3 laboratory in Atlanta has raised concerns about safety at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but independent experts said that there appears to have been little or no threat to public health.
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Israel testing new siren for incoming WMD

Friday, Jul 6, 2012 @ 11:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Force recently tested an air raid siren capable of warning the public against incoming missiles carrying chemical or biological weapons.
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False alarms plague DHS BioWatch air samplers

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 @ 10:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A billion dollar government system for detecting biological attacks, known as BioWatch, has been plagued with multiple false alarms since its deployment in 2003, a new report has revealed.
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Japan indicts final gas attack fugitive

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 @ 10:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Tokyo prosecutors' office has indicted the final captured suspect connected to the 1995 nerve gas attack on the city's subway that led to thousands of injuries and killed 13 people.
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Discovery of surface sugars could help to identify anthrax spores, infection

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The recent discovery of sugar molecules located on anthrax spores could lead to new detection methods and potentially to the development of a next-generation vaccine.
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Nearly 130 bison found dead in suspected anthrax infection in Canada

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

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