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CBRN Digest

Monthly newsletter on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Weapons, Materials, Proliferation, Environmental and Humanitarian issues.

Current Issue: April 2015 [PDF]


Brief: Chernobyl Disaster: 29 Years and Counting

History Snippet: Horrors of Ypres

CBRN News:

  • JAPAN/CANADA: "Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radiation Turn Up in Canada", /, April 08, 2015.
  • SYRIA/OPCW: “Chemical weapons watchdog analyzes alleged chlorine attack in Idlib, Syria”, Daily Sabah, April 10, 2015. 

  • SRI LANKA: “Sri Lanka Assures CWC Support”, Sunday Leader, April 19, 2015.
  • UNITED NATION: “Ban Ki Moon urges ridding the world of chemical weapons ‘once and for all’ on 100th anniversary of their first use”, UN News Center, April 21, 2015.
  • USA: “780,000 chemical weapons being destroyed in Colorado”, USA Today, April 25, 2015. 

  • INDIA/POKHRAN: Excerpts: “Radiation Hazard, The People Of The Fallout”, Outlook India, April 27, 2015. 

  • THE HAGUE/OPCW: "OPCW Commemorates Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare", OPCW, April 29, 2015. 


Previous Issue: March 2015 [DOCX | PDF]


Brief: Chlorine in Sarmin: Specter of Chemical Warfare in Syria

Pages of History: Bravo in Bikini: Fallout of Largest H-Bomb Test

CBRN News:

  • UN News Center, March 26, 2015: “We must remain vigilant,’ Ban urges as Biological Weapons Convention turns 40”.
  • Reuters March 26, 2015: “Chemical weapons body (OPCW) to investigate allegations of chlorine gas attacks in Syrian villages”.
  • AFP / Times of India, March 23, 2015: “Hit by Nuclear weapon testing, Bikini Islanders seek refuge in US”.
  • Reuters, March 21, 2015: “North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at any time”.
  • VoA News, April 01, 2015: “N. Korean Envoy: Nuclear Weapons Not Negotiable”.
  • The National (UAE) March 20, 2015: “Former IAEA chief hopes for nuclear weapon-free Middle East”.
  • Nation (Lahore), March 25, 2015: “Pakistan’s tactical nukes to deter India: Khalid Kidwai”.
  • The News (Warsaw), March 10, 2015: “Stolen radioactive cobalt still at large”.
  • Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2015: “Iran Keeps Its Nuclear Secrets”.