Month: May 2022

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31 May 2022 U.S. Seeks to Speed Chemical Weapons Destruction (Arms Control Today) The Defense Department program responsible for eliminating the last vestiges of the U.S. chemical weapons arsenal hit a milestone in April when it completed destruction of the government’s stockpile of deadly VX agent at a facility in Kentucky. The program is now …

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26 May 2022 Alabama Guard, Romania build chemical warfare readiness (DVIDS) Romania’s 72nd Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Battalion traveled to the U.S. to train alongside the Alabama National Guard’s 31st CBRN Brigade to complete a two-part combat readiness exercise designed to enable seamless integration between the two forces in a worst-case scenario.

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19 May 2022 U.S. Meets Milestone in Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction (Defense.gov) The Defense Department’s Chemical Demilitarization Program reached a milestone in its effort to eliminate the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile and recovered chemical warfare materiel. The U.S. is on track with treaty compliance and international obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention to meet the …

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17 May 2022 US Marine Corps conduct CBRN training in Japan (Defence Blog) Marines with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division have taken part in training to counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats during Artillery Relocation Training Program 22.1 at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Hijudai Training Area, Japan.

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13 May 2022 Chemical safety and security management bolstered in OPCW Member States in Africa (OPCW News) Experts and professionals from Africa improved their skills and knowledge in the field of chemical safety and security during a seminar organised by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and held in Harare, Zimbabwe, from …

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13 May 2022 Ukraine: Amid fresh Russian claims, no trace of secret bioweapons programme (United Nations News) Amid new claims by Moscow of a covert biological weapons programme in Ukraine, the Director of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) affirmed on Friday that the UN is not aware of any such programme and has neither the mandate nor …

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11 May 2022 UTSW genetic study confirms sarin nerve gas as cause of Gulf War illness (UT Southwestern Medical Center) For three decades, scientists have debated the underlying cause of Gulf War illness (GWI), a collection of unexplained and chronic symptoms affecting veterans of the Persian Gulf War. Now researchers led by Robert Haley, M.D., Professor …

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6 May 2022 CMC Pharmaceuticals Awarded Phase I SBIR Grant (BioSpace) The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awarded CMC Pharmaceuticals an SBIR contract managed by the DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense. The Phase I SBIR award will fund …

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5 May 2022 SADC conducts course on emergency response to chemical incidents (New Era Namibia) The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade is hosting a five-day training course from 9-13 May on Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for States Parties of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The training course underway in Swakopmund is aimed at …

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5 May 2022 EPA recognizes CDPHE for work at chemical depot (Fox21 News) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) with an award recognizing their work responsibly destroying chemical weapons at the Army Pueblo Chemical Depot facility in Pueblo County.