Ukraine: Time of demining territory around Chornobyl NPP to be measured in months

The time for humanitarian demining of the area around the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) will be measured in months, Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said. According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, the examination of the territory around the Read More …

US To Donate Nuclear Smuggling Detection Equipment To Nigeria Police

The United States has revealed plans to donate mobile nuclear detection system vans and equipment valued at over $2 million (N831 million) to the Nigeria Police Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Command. This was made known in a statement issued by Read More …

The U.S. Department Of State established Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group

The U.S. Department of State established the Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group (CFITWG) to address gaps in chemical forensic science and capabilities through an international partnership of experts from science, policy, academic, law enforcement, and export-control organizations. The effort Read More …

Scottish uni developing robots for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning

A Scottish university will help create robotic technologies for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning jobs, taking humans out of harm’s way. Heriot-Watt University’s National Robotarium is working on the project with Sheffield-based robotics software firm Cyberselves and Resolve Robotics, of Read More …

A model to detect explosions big and small

Combining the data from a multitude of geophysics sensors across the globe could enable automated monitoring for low-yield nuclear detonations. When an oil refinery in Philadelphia exploded in June 2019, physicist Joshua Carmichael was at home in Los Alamos, New Read More …

Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

After monsoon, cyclone and earthquake preparedness, the Mumbai civic body has prepared a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks. The SOP includes an off-site plan, which is Geographic Information System (GIS)-enabled, giving details Read More …

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, today completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability of the Read More …

UK: Terrorism response tested in national multi-agency exercise

The emergency services’ reaction to a terrorist attack is being practised in the largest exercise of its kind to take place this year. The emergency services, other public services and the government this week undertook a three-day exercise to rehearse Read More …