Arizona man gets 12 years for possessing and using chemical weapons

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Tucson, Arizona, man convicted of using a chemical weapon on a customer who was dissatisfied with his power washing business was sentenced on Friday to more than 12 years in federal prison.
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Boston University's NEIDL receives state approval for controversial research

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories received approval on Friday from the Massachusetts state government to start researching biosafety level 3 and level 4 pathogens.
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Pakistan holds seminar on nation's role in CWC

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pakistan's Institute of Policy Studies recently held a seminar on the country's role as a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention and its effort to end the threat of chemical warfare.
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Biden says Obama not bluffing about resolve over Iran's nuclear ambitions

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 @ 11:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joe Biden
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U.S. and China introduce new North Korea sanctions

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States and China unveiled a new round of sanctions this week against North Korea at the United Nations that could significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
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Blue Grass Depot continues construction of new chemical weapon neutralization facility

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Blue Grass Army Depot in Central Kentucky is host to the construction of a $2 billion facility that will house the neutralization of approximately 523 tons of dangerous chemical weapons.
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IntegenX teams with SAIC for DTRA support contract

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

IntegenX recently teamed with Science Applications International Corp. to jointly pursue Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract to support the detection of weapons of mass destruction.
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Netanyahu warns that Iran is still working on nuclear weapons

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Benjamin Netanyahu
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Establishment of Middle East Nuclear Weapon Free Zone draws support

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hans Blix
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Trust for America's Health praises reauthorization of PAHPA

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 10:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Trust for America's Health, a non-profit dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority, applauded the passage on Monday of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act.
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Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons concludes

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The historic Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons concluded this week with the announcement of a follow-up meeting to be hosted by Mexico.
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Amano urges international access to Iran's Parchin military site

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yukiya Amano
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Hagel meets with Barak in first meeting with foreign counterpart

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 8:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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BIO praises passage of PAHPA reauthorization

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 8:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biotechnology Industry Organization recently praised the Senate for unanimously passing H.R. 307, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act.
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Cleaning robots could be used to collect anthrax spores

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 9:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cleaning robots could soon be used by first responders to effectively collect anthrax spores in the event of a biological weapons attack, researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency report.
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Sequestration cuts may affect Homeland Security contracts

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Certain contracts for the remainder of the fiscal year may be cut by the Department of Homeland Security because of sequestration, according to Nick Nayak, the department's chief procurement officer.
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Tennessee prisoner indicted for sending threatening anthrax hoax letters

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 10:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A prisoner from Johnson City, Tennessee, was indicted in Nashville on Monday in a 10-count indictment that charged him with conveying false information indicating the use or attempted use of anthrax.
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Mattis: Iran negotiations may be stalling tactic

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 10:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Mattis
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Hagel promises Israel continued aid with Iron Dome, Arrow defense system

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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Macmanus walks out of meeting with Iran

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 @ 11:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joseph Macmanus
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