For the Professional in Government, Industry and Academia with an interest in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense, Disarmament and Verification; Chemical and Biological Terrorism; Emergency and Disaster Medical Planning; Industrial Health and Safety; and Environmental Protection.

ASA 05-6, Issue No. 111, December 09, 2005


 


We wish for you and your families the very best and happiest of holidays.

May the New Year 2006 bring a renewal of hope and optimism and a continued spirit of assistance and cooperation between our family of professionals around the world.You are the greatest.

ASA and the CBMTS

 

Ed.Note: John Hart of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is well noted and respected as a researcher and analyst across the full spectrum of CBNRE. He is a member of the CBMTS and an ASA Correspondent for Science and Technology.

Russia’s Chemical Weapon Destruction Program: an Update

by John Hart

SIPRI*

           Russia has the largest declared chemical weapon (CW) stockpile, consisting of approximately 40 000 agent metric tons of which about 4 percent have been destroyed to date. The 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention, CWC) provides the main impetus for destroying the stockpile since it requires the States Parties to the CWC to destroy any CW stockpiles that they may possess no later than 29 April 2012.

Full Article

Ed. Note: From Bioterrorism to agroterrorism the threat can take many forms and in this paper, which was presented at the CBMTS-Industry IV, Professors Hincal explore the threat and the role of biotechnology.

GM Technology Offers Opportunities for Possible Bioterrorism

Filiz Hincal1,3, A. Atilla Hincal2

University of Hacettepe, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology1 and Department of Pharmaceutical Technology2 , Hacettepe Drug and Poison Information Center3, ANKARA, 06100 — TURKEY

INTRODUCTION

          It was not long ago that a panel of outside experts told the CIA that advances in technology due to genetic research could produce the worst known disease and the most frightening biological weapons.

Full Article

an inside look at ASA 05-6

The Professional Library
2
CBMTS VI - Switzerland
3
CBMTS States ‘94 to ‘05
5

Battelle Acquires CareStat

8
Int’l Conference BioDefense - Taiwan
9
ICBS - Beijing
13
2005 Homeland Security Medal - Steve Bice
14
ON THE STREET
15
Pandemic Preparations US 15
Long-term Mental Health - Civilians & CW
16
NBC 2006
18
Author Listing 19
News Noted: 29
Contracts
30
BioScope‘05
32
 
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