August 2021

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11 August 2021 DTRA’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Historic Mission in Libya (DVIDS) The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (United States) is celebrating 30 years of collaboration with partners to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by highlighting several CTR milestones, including in 2006 when DTRA deployed teams to Libya to …

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10 August 2021 Plants, Heavy Metals, and the Lingering Scars of World War I (Atlas Obscura) An excerpt from Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape, by Cal Flyn, describes the impact that chemical weapons had on the landscape in France, particularly at the “Zone Rouge” and the “Place of Gas” near Verdun.

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9 August 2021 17th General Meeting of BNACWC Held (United News of Bangladesh) The 17th General Meeting of Bangladesh National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention was held on Monday via an online platform. Members reviewed the present activities of BNACWC and discussed about the future road map to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention in Bangladesh.

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5 August 2021 India cautions against possibility of terrorist entities, individuals gaining access to chemical weapons, says Tirumurti (ANI) India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said at a UNSC briefing on Syria that India has been repeatedly cautioning against the possibility of terrorist entities and individuals gaining access to chemical weapons.

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4 August 2021 The situation in the Middle East (Syria) – Security Council, 8830th meeting (United Nations) The members of the Security Council will review the activities of OPCW between 24 June to 23 July 2021 in implementing Security Council resolution 2118 (2013) and the relevant provisions of the OPCW Executive Council decisions in relation …

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3 August 2021 Note by the Technical Secretariat: Correspondence from Germany to the OPCW Requesting Technical Assistance in the Case of Mr. Alexei Navalny, and Associated Documents (OPCW) Germany requested the OPCW Technical Secretariat to declassify previously classified documents related to the Alexei Navalny case. The Secretariat published a letter from the Permanent Representative of …

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2 August 2021 Experts from OPCW African Member States improve chemical incident management skills (OPCW) Experts from the African Member States of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) expanded their knowledge of detection, sampling, and identification of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals during an online course held from 27 to …

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29 July 2021 Public Comment Sought for Static Detonation Chamber Permit (ACWA) A draft permit that will allow operation of Static Detonation Chamber units at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is open for public comment through Sept. 13. The three SDC units will augment the main plant by destroying 4.2-inch mortar rounds containing mustard …

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