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14 June 2022 Boebert introduces measure to classify fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction (The Hill) Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) introduced a bill Monday that would classify fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The bill would direct the assistant secretary in charge of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) in the Department of …

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9 June 2022 Mortality rate of people exposed to Mustard Gas during Iran-Iraq war in Sardasht, Iran: a 32 years retrospective cohort study (BMC Public Health) In this retrospective cohort study, data of people exposed to MG in Sardasht in 1987 were extracted from the Veterans and Martyr Affair Foundation of Iran up to March …

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8 June 2022 Significant Progress Being Made in Evidence Collection of ISIL/Da’esh’s Crimes in Iraq, Investigating Team Head Tells Security Council (United Nations Press Release) Significant investigative progress in the collection of evidence has been made into the financing, use of chemical weapons and crimes committed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), …

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9 June 2022 National Authorities meet to review progress of OPCW Africa Programme (OPCW News) The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) organised an online meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in Africa from 31 May to 2 June to review the progress that the fifth phase of the OPCW Africa Programme …

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8 June 2022 Nearly half of the chemical weapons have been destroyed, but there’s still 50,000 more left to eliminate – video (ABC 36) The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Kentucky is slated to start destroying it’s stockpile of around 50,000 GB rockets within the next 30 days. Kentucky expects the state to …

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3 June 2022 Russia’s war on Ukraine: EU adopts sixth package of sanctions against Russia (European Commission) The list of advanced technology items banned from export to Russia has been expanded to include additional chemicals that could be used in the process of manufacture of chemical weapons.

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3 June 2022 OPCW experts assist Malawi with legal implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention (OPCW News) The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) provided legislative assistance to representatives of the Republic of Malawi during a National Legislative Review Forum held online on 30 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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