Maine hosts regional National Guard disaster response training

Approximately 160 Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island took part in a semi-annual exercise at the former naval air station Nov. 5-7. The participants were all members of the New England CERFP, a regional team that Read More …

Major exercise tests Lebanon’s response to chemical attack

Lebanon’s military and security forces, medical and relief workers took part in a major exercise to test the country’s ability to respond to a chemical, biological or radiological attack. The simulated exercise, described as the largest and most comprehensive of Read More …

Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. Read More …

Radioactive isotopes found following Russia rocket explosion

Radioactive isotopes have been discovered by Russia’s state weather agency following the explosion of a rocket engine. Five nuclear scientists were killed and three others injured in an accident earlier this month during a missile test at a military site in Read More …

US resumes nuclear, chemical attack response training to BFP personnel

United States is continuing to capacitate the Philippines to build its capability in responding to threats and attacks related to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons. A news statement from the US Embassy in Manila said that personnel of Read More …

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist. Called the RDD Studio, the Read More …

Suspected highly radioactive Californium worth $72 million seized in northern Turkey

Police in northern Turkey’s Bolu province have seized $72 million worth of radioactive Californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors, authorities said Saturday. Some 18.1 grams (0.63 ounces) of Californium was seized in a car by anti-smuggling and Read More …