Brazilian Military Strengthen Chemical Emergency Preparedness in Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Troops of the Brazilian Army’s 1st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Battalion (1st Btl DQBRN) participated as instructors in the Basic Course on Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for Portuguese-speaking Countries in Angola, June 27-July 1. The Organisation for 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 …

OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Report on Chemical Weapons Use Allegation in Douma, Syria, in 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —1 March 2019—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued today the final report on the FFM’s investigation regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, Read More …

First Responders from Asia Enhance Chemical Emergency Response Capabilities

First Responders from Asia enhanced their capabilities in emergency response to chemical incidents during a regional basic training course held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 9-13 April. The training was jointly run by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Read More …

International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider taking military action over the incident. U.S. Read More …

EU commends destruction of Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the European External Action Service (EEAS) has assessed the complete elimination of Category-2 chemical materials from Libya and transported to Germany for their destruction as “a positive step towards the Read More …