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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.

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4 May 2022 JB MDL Partners with U.S. Army Support Activity again to destroy WWI era munitions (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (RCMD), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, is partnering with Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) for a second mission to destroy World War I-era …

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4 May 2022 Ukraine’s Battlefield Is Haunted by Putin’s Chemical Weapons Legacy (New York Times) While the risk remains ambiguous, the Russian leader’s long infatuation with the toxic arms fuels worries that the deadly poisons could be deployed in Ukraine.

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3 May 2022 How Does Homeland Security Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction, and How Could Their Efforts Improve? (U.S. Government Accountability Office) To improve national efforts to detect and combat weapons of mass destruction, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in 2018, set up its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD). This office merged …

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2 May 2022 OPCW organises analytical chemistry course in partnership with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (OPCW News) The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held an online Analytical Skills Development Course in partnership with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) in Hyderabad, India, to enhance …

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2 May 2022 Ukraine Seeks Protection Against Possible Chemical Attack (Arms Control Association) Ukraine, preparing to defend against Russian capabilities, has requested bilateral assistance and protection against chemical weapons from the members of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the international treaty that bans the use of chemical weapons.

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1 May 2022 Kinzinger introduces AUMF to defend Ukraine if Russia uses chemical, biological, nuclear weapons (The Hill) Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday introduced an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) resolution that, if passed, would authorize President Biden to utilize U.S. forces to defend Ukraine if Russia uses chemical, biological or nuclear weapons against its neighbor.