Bechtel increases hiring in preparation for chemical agent destruction

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 8:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bechtel, the contractor in charge of the destruction of chemical munitions at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado, is hiring hundreds of employees in preparation for the destruction of chemical agent stockpiles.
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Netanyahu urges military sanctions against Iran

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 9:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Benjamin Netanyahu
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Massachusetts man arrested with bomb-making material

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man was recently arrested outside a Leominster, Massachusetts, bookstore in possession of a variety of chemicals that, if combined, would create a lethal grenade.
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Botswana drafts legislation to ban chemical weapons

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 10:25am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Botswana's Ministry of Justice and Security is putting together a draft bill to take to parliament that would ban chemical weapons.
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ICRC stresses lack of capacity to provide relief in case of nuclear attack

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday that there is a lack of capacity at the international level to provide necessary humanitarian support to survivors in case of a nuclear explosion.
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Ban Ki-moon warns that Syria will fall apart without negotiated peace

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ban Ki-moon
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Satellite pictures show Iran continues to work at suspected weapons site

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 11:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Satellite photographs have confirmed that Iran has continued its expansion of a military site where it has allegedly been conducting nuclear weapons experiments.
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Hotzone Solutions signs cooperative agreement with Czech CBRN defense

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Netherlands-based Hotzone Solutions recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Center of Excellence in Vyskov, Czech Republic.
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Lamar Alexander lauds Senate passage of bioterror preparedness bill

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:25am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lamar Alexander
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Resolution would provide aid to Israel if it attacks Iran in self-defense

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robert Menendez
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Biotech industry asked for opinions on NBAF module

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking for feedback on a planned portion of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.
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Australian woman hospitalized after white powder scare

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Australian woman was recently hospitalized after opening a letter filled with white powder at a real estate office in Gawker, South Australia.
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Varjoranta to become new deputy director general of IAEA

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tero Varjoranta
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Israel successfully tests new missile defense system

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli Defense Ministry said on Monday that it had carried out a successful test of its upgraded Arrow interceptor system, which is meant to destroy the type of missiles held by Iran and Syria.
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DOE nuclear weapons announces possible employee furloughs

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Employees and contractors from the branch of the U.S. Department of Energy that manages the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile were recently informed that they could be furloughed because of the automatic sequestration cuts.
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Dallas business receives white powder letter

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dallas Fire-Rescue was recently called to investigate a white powder incident at a local office building.
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Senate and House pass PAHPA reauthorization bill

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, on Monday following the Senate's passage of the bill the previous week.
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New version of decontamination wipe successfully cleans up nerve gas surrogate

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seshadri Ramkumar
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Missouri National Guard CST trains at Utah proving ground

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Missouri National Guard 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team recently completed training at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground.
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Department of State envoy speaks about bioterror threat to United States

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bonnie Jenkins
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