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2014-08-19 16:26:56

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Decontamination Equipment of CBRN & Hazmat Incidents: Industry, Technologies and Global Market - 2014-2020https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2228433/Decontamination-Equipment-of-CBRN--Hazmat-Incidents-Industry-Technologies-and-Global-Market---2014-2020.html$5.8 Billion 2013 Market to Grow Through 2020 at 6% CAGRThe need to decontaminate people, buildings and infrastructures after CBRN...

2012-04-23 22:23:44

Initial damage and psychological effects of such an attack on downtown L.A.'s financial district would cost nearly $16 billion over a decade A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles' financial district could severely impact the region's economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade. The study, published by a team of internationally recognized economists and decision scientists in the current issue of Risk...

2011-07-28 00:01:01

New Mobile Contamination Characterization Center provides superior population monitoring for radiological emergency response. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Local and regional governments are increasingly interested in developing processes to care for citizens in the event that a natural disaster affecting a nuclear facility or a nuclear terrorist situation should occur. In response to the need for preplanned facilities to provide effective population monitoring and radiological...

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2011-01-25 11:24:39

A new disaster preparedness tool from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate calculates casualty estimates In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured. The toll would be influenced by a number of variables. For example, the toll from a dirty bomb...

2010-11-22 07:58:00

System Would Safely Detect Ionization of Air Surrounding Containers Holding Radioactive Material COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The shipment of cargo containers is a critical component of international trade and plays a fundamental role in the global economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, about 90 percent of the world's trade is transported in cargo containers, with almost half of incoming U.S. trade arriving by containers...

2010-11-09 20:43:05

University of Maryland researchers propose method to sniff out dirty bombs via the electromagnetic breakdown of air Researchers at the University of Maryland have proposed a scheme for detecting a concealed source of radioactive material without searching containers one by one. Detection of radioactive material concealed in shipping containers is important in the early prevention of "dirty" bomb construction. The concept, described in the Journal of Applied Physics, is based on the gamma-ray...

2009-12-30 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For Nukepills.com, specialists in the niche market of radiation emergency preparedness, 2009 was a year of record sales due to events such as Iran's nuclear program, nuclear plant radiation leaks, Potassium Iodide distribution programs and worries of dirty bombs. Even the Swine Flu pandemic played a role in the surge of sales. In early 2009, Nukepills.com delivered 5.4 million doses of FDA-approved ThyroShield Potassium Iodide to Kuwait's...

2009-09-24 06:50:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the addition of the new Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit to its line of radiation emergency preparedness products. This innovative kit was developed to be safely and easily used by civilians, first responders and security personnel in the event of a dirty bomb attack or other radiological event. The Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit is used to instantly detect radiation and safely, quickly and significantly decontaminate people and...

2009-08-25 13:16:00

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH) announced today Washington Hospital Center is deploying Defentect's radiation detection system hospital-wide following a pilot project to test its effectiveness, with an additional nine GT2(TM) radiation sensors and two GT4(TM) Gamma Radiation sensors, capable of isotopic identification. The fixed position unattended sensors are networked to Defentect's proprietary DM3(TM) management, monitoring and...

2009-04-21 09:03:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Defentect today announced its integration partner Median Communications has been awarded a contract to install a Defentect(TM) gamma radiation detection system at Offutt Air Force Base to secure base aircraft hangars and flight lines. The award was made April 15, 2009; implementation is scheduled for completion this quarter. This initial U.S. Air Force contract caps a thorough vetting and validation of Defentect technology via "Operation Golden...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.