Japanese court rejects final 1995 sarin attack appeal

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 @ 11:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The top court in Japan recently rejected the final appeal against a death sentence handed down to a member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult for the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway.
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Iran may have supplied Libya with chemical weapons shells

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Obama's administration is investigating whether Iran supplied the Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi with hundreds of special artillery shells for chemical weapons.
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Pakistan calls for biosafety framework development

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts in Pakistan recently stressed a need for the country to develop a biosafety framework and a system of proper conduct when dealing with biological materials.
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DARPA calls for nanomedicines to fight biothreats

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently made a request for the development of an all-out replacement for antibiotics, the decades-old standard for eliminating disease-causing bacteria.
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Chemical released during Fort Detrick drilling non-hazardous

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a Fort Detrick attorney, preliminary testing has revealed that the release of a chemical during well drilling at the Army installation last week was not enough to be hazardous.
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GP Corp. awarded CBRNE training contract

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army's Pine Bluff Arsenal announced on Monday that it has awarded the General Physics Corporation a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives equipment training contract.
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Weapons destruction winding down at Deseret Chemical Depot

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Government leaders in Utah's Tooele County are preparing for the impending closure of the U.S. Army's Deseret Chemical Depot, which should complete its job of incinerating weapons by February.
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White powder found in Idaho Capitol Complex

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

For the second time in November, a white powdery substance was found inside the Idaho Capitol Complex, initiating an emergency response.
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Judge explains bail denial for alleged ricin plotters

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The federal judge who denied bond for the four elderly Georgia men accused of plotting attacks using the bioterror agent ricin said that there was no other way to keep the community safe.
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Iran dismisses connection to Libyan chemical weapons

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 @ 11:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iran has dismissed a United States news report implicating it in a chemical weapons cache that was uncovered in Libya.
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Prank causes anthrax fear

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 @ 11:55am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A prank that was directed at a first selectman in Bridgewater, Conn., has resulted in the arrest of a New Milford attorney on charges of harassment and breach of peace.
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Synthetic biologists weigh using defense funding

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 @ 12:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense recently requested that synthetic biologists seek more environmentally friendly means of developing explosives, causing a debate about the field
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Tenn. anthrax hoaxer implicated in new series of threats

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 @ 12:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Tennessee prisoner who sent a letter filled with a white powder to a federal judge is now thought to be behind a series of bomb threats in the state.
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Oklahoma moves to ban castor beans

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bills outlawing the sale and transportation of castor beans, the main ingredient in the biotoxin ricin, were recently placed among the first to be filed in anticipation of Oklahoma
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Sen. Claire McCaskill calls for no-bid smallpox vaccine investigation

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) recently requested an investigation into the awarding of a $433 million no-bid contract to the maker of an experimental smallpox vaccine by the Obama administration.
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Debate raised about limits of scientific freedom for dual-use research

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ron Fouchier, a virologist at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, and his team have created an extremely dangerous H5N1 avian influenza strain that has triggered a debate about the limits of scientific freedom in the way researchers handle dual-use
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Israel to simulate bioterror attack

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 @ 4:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense and Health Ministries in Israel are preparing to hold a two day drill starting Wednesday that will test the country's preparedness for an unconventional terrorist attack.
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Inspection into Turkey's use of chemical weapons launched

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 @ 12:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A European delegation has launched an inspection in Kazan Valley in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari to review allegations that Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurdish militants.
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OPCW head calls for elimination of all chemical weapons

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 @ 12:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an opening statement during a session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet
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Anthrax hoax shuts Georgia courthouse

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 @ 12:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powdery substance falling out of an envelope recently caused the closure and evacuation of a Georgia courthouse.
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