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The ASA

NEWSLETTER

11-1

August 27, 2011

issue number 142

 

copyright © 2011 ASA, Inc.

 

Editor: Dr. Barbara B. S. Price

For professionals in government, industry and academia in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear protection, defense and counterterrorism; public health and emerging diseases; disarmament and nonproliferation; emergency and disaster planning; industrial health and safety; and environmental protection.

ASA 11-1, Issue No. 142, August 27, 2011


The Executive Summary CBMTS Industry VII

Zvonko Orehovec, PhD, Congress Director
Slavko Bokan, MD, Congress Chair

Executive Summary

         The CBMTS-Industry VII, "The World Congress on CBRN Threat and Terrorism" was held from 10 to 15 April 2011 in Cavtat, Croatia under the auspices of the Government of Croatia. The CBMTS Industry VII was organized by Applied Science and Analysis, ASA, USA; the Croatian Chamber of Economy; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; National Protection and Rescue Directorate; State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety; and with the executive organization of Journal Protection - Tectus and Perfect Meetings Zagreb, Croatia. This extremely important seventh meeting in the CBMTS-Industry series, which provided a specific focus on the topic of chemical, biological, radiological, (CBRN) terrorism and anti-terrorism matters, was the 18th meeting in the CBMTS series. This meeting has brought together those professionals from around the world who are directly involved in the scientific, medical and technical aspects of medical treatment that are required for chemical, biological and radiological casualties. (continued p. 5)

Dr. Benjamin Garrett continues his well conceived and received series on our fellow professionals that have influenced the direction and course of history across the convoluted arena of chemical warfare.

Profiles in CBR History:
French Biographical Series

Benjamin Garrett, Ph.D.

French scientists were active in selecting and developing chemical warfare agents during World War One (WWI). Their specific contributions appear to have been overlooked or poorly described in historical studies of chemical warfare in the English language, however. This situation might be the result of an effort on their part or on the part of their biographers to avoid calling attention to such work owing to the controversies after the war regarding the use of chemical weapons. In this series of profiles for the ASA Newsletter, I have collected some of the reports to improve our knowledge of contributions by these French scientists. One such Historical Profile has already appeared: “Gabriel Bertrand and The Bertrand No. 1” (ASA 10-3, Issue No. 138). This series of Profiles in CBR History will offer brief biographies of a further seven French scientists from the WWI era:

1. Stéphane Marcel Delépine (1871-1965)
2. Charles Robert Dufraisse (1885-1969)
3. François Charles Leon Moureu (1863-1929)
4. André-Jean Kling (1872-1947)
5. Charles-Victor Mauguin (1878-1958)
6. Adolphe Lepape
7. Louis-Jacques Simon (1867-1925)

(continued p. 7)

Dumped and abandoned munitions, whether or not they contain chemical warfare agents, endanger commerce, recreation, environment and, of course, humans and other animals. There is a history, too, often with political, legal and safety issues, for each munition. As the munitions are removed (destroyed or corroded) record keeping is careful, but hard to complete and validate. Has the residue been measured? Validated? Is it still hazardous? It may be hardest to confirm that sea-dumped munitions have been completely removed and that the area no longer presents risks.

Dumped Chemical Munitions: an Update

John Hart (SIPRI)

Environmental, political and legal concerns regarding the fate of dumped munitions, including chemical weapons, continue. A variety of activities and frameworks exists in which such dumping has (or might be) considered. Large amounts of data (not necessarily validated) also continue to
be generated. Frameworks in which dumped munitions are considered (including evaluated, enumerated, mapped, and even removed or destroyed) include: environmental research (base and applied), various surveys carried out for marine archeological purposes, surveys to identify shipwrecks for recreational diving, and surveys ensuring the safety of pipeline and cable laying projects. [1] (continued p. 22)

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Inside ASA 11-1

 

The Professional Library
2
CBMTS IX. Call for Papers
3
Future and Direction for ASA

7

CBMTS Ind.VII Sector Reports

10

In Memorium
14
INDUSTRY NOTES (12, 13, 18, 19, 20)

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Education and BTWC, Espona
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FOCAL POINT NEWS
20
ON THE STREET
21
Preparing for the Seventh RevCon, Hart
24
BioScope '11
28
 
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