UK: Man arrested in connection with suspicious items in Plymouth

A man has been arrested after suspicious items and unknown substances were found at a property in a residential street. The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit, police and the hazmat fire team all went to the incident in Plymouth. Police Read More …

Texas: Odessa Police Department conducts bomb unit training demo

On Thursday, members of the Odessa Police Department’s Hazmat Devices Unit conducted a bomb unit training demonstration. The event took place at the Odessa Fire Rescue training facility at 3000 S. Dixie. During the demonstration, the OPD Hazmat Devices Unit Read More …

Ireland: Controlled explosion on grounds of St James’ Hospital after ‘explosive’ chemical discovered

The Defence Forces has carried out a controlled explosion on the grounds of St James’ Hospital in Dublin 8 this morning after chemical material was discovered. Following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team were tasked Read More …

Lebanon: ‘Second Beirut bomb’ removed from port by German firm

A German firm has removed numerous containers holding hazardous chemicals from the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which are set to be shipped out of the country half a year after the catastrophic blast that destroyed the city. Germany’s Ambassador Read More …

UK: Controlled explosion at Ellesmere Port school after ‘hazardous substance’ found

The bomb squad were called to an Ellesmere Port school after the discovery of a “hazardous substance.” Cheshire Police were immediately informed after the Ellesmere Port C of E College discovered the substance on their property on Tuesday (January 5), Read More …

aunav presents the aunav.NEO; the only explosive disposal robot in the world with variable geometry

Press Release The new aunav.NEO can adjust its width during a mission to suit any environment at any time. It is a lightweight, demountable and portable robot which incorporates state-of-the-art technology. The aunav.NEO is developed and manufactured at the aunav Read More …

U.S. Army cleanups support installation readiness

SAN ANTONIO — The Army’s Environmental Restoration Program, more commonly known as the Army Cleanup Program, addresses a variety of hazardous contaminants and military munitions on Army installations across the globe to bolster readiness. The initiative stemmed from the Defense Read More …

California: Riverside County Sheriff hazardous device team remains on call 24 hours a day

If an unexploded or suspicious explosive device is found anywhere in Riverside County, one of eight highly trained sheriff’s deputies, day or night, can climb into their unmarked truck parked at home nearest the location and be at the scene, Read More …

Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials Read More …