Tag Archives: wmd

Law Enforcement Officer Self Administers Narcan; Haz-Mat Response

WSPA 7   WILLIAMSTON, SC (WSPA) – A Williamston Police officer was taken to the hospital after giving himself Narcan after falling ill taking a suspect to jail. According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, two officers had gone to a residence to serve an arrest warrant for operating a drug house. One officer was transporting the suspect when he became ill ...

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Kromek Secures Contract to Create Vehicle Mounted Biological Weapon Detection Equipment

ChronicleLive Radiation detection pioneer Kromek is developing a piece of tech to protect the public against biological attacks as part of a new US contract.   The Sedgefield firm is already working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is part of the US Department of Defense, to supply handheld ‘dirty bomb’ detectors.     But this deal – ...

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Plot to carry out biological attack using RICIN is foiled in Germany – Daily Mail

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Bogota bombing kills 3

  HMN-A blast at a Bogota shopping center kills 3 according to ABC news.   A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others. Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after the blast at the ...

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Nerve Agents Part II: Response Considerations

NERVE AGENTS PART 2: Response Considerations David Millstein, May 2017 If you recall from the first part of this article we focused on VX, a particularly hazardous WMD nerve agent. Although designed for use in military operations, nerve agent use has been on the decline for decades, but through clandestine synthesis, theft, or military use, they should remain (or be ...

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Fannin County Sheriff: Man’s car tests positive for ricin

Car tests positive for Ricin According to Fox%: FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. – Startling details are emerging out of Fannin County as the sheriff said a resident there ended up at an area hospital claiming to have come in contact with the deadly substance Ricin. William Christopher Gibbs, 27, drove himself to the hospital last week claiming he had Ricin on his ...

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After two incidents, chemical weapons disposal facility remains idle

    HMN-After two unrelated incidents, a Colorado chemical weapons disposal facility is left idle.  The two incidents occurred in late November, and one reportedly left a 450 gallon hazardous waste spill on site.  According to KKTV, the other incident involved a failed tank liner in a bio treatment system.  Clean up efforts remain ongoing. PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – ...

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Six raids in Brussels linked to suicide bomber, French PM warns of use of chemical weapons by IS

Source: Independent.com With France still reeling from last week’s deadly attacks in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that Islamic extremists might at some point use chemical or biological weapons, and urged lawmakers to extend a national state of emergency by three months. “Terrorism hit France not because of what it is doing in Iraq and Syria … but ...

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