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2014-07-08 12:22:35

Dr. Mikulak Will Be Recognized At MRIGlobal Annual Dinner Oct. 14 for his Career, Contributions to the Elimination of Chemical Weapons. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that Robert Mikulak, Ph.D., U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, will be recognized with the MRIGlobal Board of Directors and Trustees 2014 Citation Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130730/DC55501LOGO-a The award...

Chemical Weapon Watchdog Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
2013-10-12 07:45:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the group overseeing the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. According to BBC News, the Nobel Committee said the honor was presented to the organization because of its “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons.” OPCW director general Ahmet Uzumcu called the award a "great honor" and said it would...

2011-12-10 02:16:36

Terrorist attacks with chemical weapons are a real possibility, according to a study that appears in the online open access journal, published by SAGE. Thanks to their extensive knowledge of toxic agents, and how to treat those who have been exposed, pharmacists are an invaluable resource in the event of an actual or potential chemical weapons attack. Chemical weapons act on their victims through a number of mechanisms. They include nerve agents, chemicals that cause blistering...

Clinton Addresses Biological Weapons Conference In Geneva
2011-12-07 10:49:45

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today addressed the Biological Weapons Convention -- a 1975 treaty outlawing their production and use -- in Geneva. Clinton is seeking to rally international efforts against the biological weapon threat, warning of the potential that new gene assembly technology could be used by terrorist groups to create new biological weapons. She said the emerging gene synthesis industry offers benefits to researchers “but it could also potentially be used...

2010-11-15 12:00:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announces the disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. Disposal was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades. Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) provided the safe and secure maintenance, storage and...

2010-07-01 12:26:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff members from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's (ECBC) Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit (CBARR) joined representatives from the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) in celebrating the successful completion of the mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel located at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), Ark., during a ceremony held in June. CMA's Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project...

2010-04-19 12:40:00

Non-Stockpile mission destroys largest inventory of recovered chemical warfare materiel to date ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the United States entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare. This milestone also marks the...

2009-11-05 10:24:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Oregon judge denied a motion for summary judgment against the State of Oregon regarding Army chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Judge Michael H. Marcus, Judge for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, denied the petitioner's motion for summary judgment and entered a judgment in favor of the State of Oregon and its co- defendants in the case, including the U.S. Army. The case...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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