Report released on the monitoring of explosive, chemical, biological and nuclear hazards

A report was released on Monday that explored the threat of explosive, chemical, biological and nuclear hazards and how to best protect the nation from these hazards.

The study set out to assess the threats ECBN hazards bring to the U.S. It is projected that the amount of funding allocated to ECBN hazard monitoring, protective equipment and decontamination will go from $193.7 billion to $387.9 billion by 2019, a compound growth rate of 14.9 percent between 2014 and 2019.

ECBN hazards can be intentional, from terrorists or military forces, or they can be accidental. ECBN protective authorities set out to ensure that whatever the cause of a potential incident, the nation is prepared and keeps the potential damage at a minimum.

The report assessed that accidental ECBN events are much easier to control than hostile incidents. The study reported that powerful countries or international governing bodies, such as the United Nations, play a huge role in preventing war-like ECBN incidents, as any small-scale preventative measures will likely be ineffective in the event of a terrorist attack.

The report analyzes the best monitoring equipment available to prevent both accidental and terrorist ECBN incidents, as well as protective measures such as proper decontamination and personal protective equipment.