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US Army team equips Soldiers to take on chemical, biological warfare

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah: Helping to keep Soldiers, first responders and populations safe from chemical and biological agents is an effort that requires early...

US military confirms more anthrax blunders

A US Army lab sent a live sample of anthrax to Canada by mistake and may have sent the deadly bacteria to the Pentagon's...

New devices may soon help Soldiers detect chemicals, bio threats

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological...

Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of...

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction...

New method discovered to protect against chemical weapons

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents such as the deadly sarin gas,...

Army scientists to improve methods of detecting, decontaminating ricin

An envelope laced with ricin intended for the president of the United States was intercepted in April 2013 by law enforcement officials when protocols...

Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

The potential for terrorist use of chemical agents is a noted concern highlighted by the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995. The events of...

Syria security official says rebels have missiles, sarin gas

Syria rebels possess ground-to-ground missiles and sarin, and a UN report on chemical weapons use shows they carried out attacks near Damascus, a...

US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks: report

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond...