HAZMAT/Chemicals
  Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Quicker response to airborne radiological threats
Homeland Security News Wire

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days. at present, emergency responders who are characterizing potential radiological risk need to take an air sample and ship it to a radiochemistry lab after preliminary screening analysis. The process means it can take days or weeks to get quality results that authorities can use to make informed decisions.



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HAZMAT/Chemicals:
2/22/18   Quicker response to airborne radiological threats
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1/22/18   Thorium reactors could dispose of large amounts of weapons-grade plutonium
1/19/18   Sen. Barrasso declares support for investigation into effects of uranium imports
1/12/18   GAO report finds CBP has failed to guarantee proper licensing of all imported radiological materials
12/18/17   A portable, shoe-box-sized chemical detector
11/14/17   Upcoming OPCW Conference of State Parties to consider new efforts to eliminate chemical weapons stockpiles
11/10/17   Chemical sensor testbed being deployed at World Trade Center Transportation Hub
10/23/17   New early-warning intelligence system alerts civilians to impending chemical attacks
10/10/17   Detecting nuclear materials used in dirty bombs
9/19/17   Cleaning up subways after release of biological warfare agent such as anthrax
8/25/17   New app helps improve radiation detection at ports
8/22/17   Melbourne Christmas Day terror suspects had “mother of Satan” chemicals: Expert
7/14/17   Lab mistakenly ships radioactive material aboard commercial plane
6/15/17   Stacking countermeasures for layered defense against chemical, biological threats
6/14/17   Mask prototype developed to better protect warfighters against biological agents
6/12/17   Remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
5/31/17   Budget proposal calls for abolishing the Chemical Safety Board
5/9/17   Nuclear storage tunnel collapses at Washington State’s Hanford site; employees evacuated
4/24/17   New DHS nuclear forensics capability will help determine origins of radioactive materials
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