The Living Threat – BIO

More suspicious letters found in Atlantic City amid Trenton anthrax scare

HMN- White powder calls continue across the nation. This story comes to us from The Trentonian TRENTON- On the heels of an anthrax scare that shut down the Mercer County criminal courthouse, two more letters containing suspicious substances were discovered this week at an Atlantic City casino and post office, authorities said Thursday. The FBI and the State Police’s Joint ...

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Terrorist in the middle east carrying out chemical experiments on its prisoners as it moves labs into residential neighbourhoods

HMN- With the international threat of CBRNE terrorism how are you preparing? Not only hazmat teams but all public safety in your jurisdiction should be aware of ongoing dangers and threats. Stay safe brothers and sisters.   The full story from The Telegraph here  Islamic State has moved its chemical weapons operation to densely populated residential areas and is testing ...

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Ebola Basics and the other E (Coli)

Here is a brief look at a few ‘Bios’.  HazMat responders are expected to know quite a bit about everything hazardous.  Take a look to keep ‘frosty’ on the basics.  Below, we look at Ebola vs. E. Coli, Virus vs. Bacteria. According to the CDC: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly viral illness that is reportable to ...

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It runs beneath us – Bio waste response

Last month untreated biological waste washed up at Dockweiler Beach in Southern California. Various disgusting items from needles to condoms were part of the ‘medical waste spill’ as it was referred to in the local media. This event happened right in front of a wastewater treatment facility for the Los Angeles area.  Depending on the municipality, a sewer spill could involve ...

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Looking back, Dallas Ebola crisis showed cost of fear, value of leadership

Source: Dallas News (reposted)  by Jacquielynn Floyd Source: Dallas News (reposted)  by Jacquielynn Floyd - An out-of-date public service sign at a busy North Dallas intersection is one of few lingering reminders of the crisis that seized this city a year ago. It advises passers-by to “know the facts about Ebola” in startlingly graphic terms. Be alert to such symptoms as headaches, fever ...

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Pentagon says ‘live anthrax’ inadvertently shipped across US

Source: Fox News.com Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that “live anthrax” was shipped, apparently by accident, from a lab in Utah to as many as nine states. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren assured “there is no known risk to the general public” and said an investigation is under way. But precautions are being taken for ...

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HAZMAT called to Whitestown Amazon facility for unknown powder substance

Source: WTHR 13 News WHITESTOWN, Ind – HAZMAT crews were called to Whitestown Sunday night on reports of an unknown powdery substance at the Amazon facility there. Police were first called just before 10:00 p.m. Boone County authorities confirm the powder was found outside the building; no evacuation order has been given and no one is being treated for any ...

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Suspicious package found at Indonesian Embassy in Australia, Hazmat team called in

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/ A suspicious package with white powder found at the Indonesian Embassy in Australia’s capital of Canberra led to a Hazmat team being called in, according to media reports. The police were called about the incident at the embassy, in Yarralumla in Canberra’s south, at 10.50am local time, reported ABC News. The package contained white powder, and was found ...

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Hazmat responds to Ebola scare at south Forsyth motel

According to www.forsythnews.com SOUTH FORSYTH — A woman who had recently traveled out of the country was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth on Monday afternoon after the county’s hazardous materials and decontaminations units responded to unconfirmed reports that she exhibited symptoms of the Ebola virus. No information has been released on the woman’s identity or whether she is a Forsyth County ...

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