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FTX FOCUS rehearsal (Athens)

20-23/Feb/2018

As part of the preparartions for the FTX FOCUS, HMOD conducted a rehearsal of the exercise in Athens from the 20th to the 23rd of February.
The purpose of the rehearsal was to facilitate the smooth transition from the planning to the execution phase of the field exercise.

20th anniversary of the CWC at VERIFIN (Helsinki )

11/Dec/2017

Paul Thomas presented ‘Triage by Breath Analysis’ a joint paper with LU and UEDIN at the International Workshop on Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents to mark the 20th Anniversary of the CWC in Helsinki.

VERIFIN is holding this international workshop that will introduce the New Blue Book 2017 that outlines the Recommended Operating Procedures for the Chemical Weapons Convention-related analysis in collaboration with expert laboratories working in the field.

9th Meeting of the CoU on Secure, Safe and Resilient societies (Brussels)

5/Dec/2017

The TOXI-triage project was presented to the Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient societies. This is the second time that project is introduced to the CoU members, the first one was at the 5th meeting in October 2016.

In that occasion a general overview of the project objectives and activities was advanced. In this 9th meeting the project presentation focused on:

NPIS CPD Meeting ( Newcastle)

5/Oct/2017

Michael Eddleston, from the University of Edimburg, presented TOXI-triage to about 45 clinicians and specialists in poison information who work in UK.
The meeting was organised by the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS), in Newcastle upon Tyne, on 5-6 October 2017.

RUSI 2017 conference (London)

20/Sep/2017

TOXI-triage participated in the Resilience Conference 2017, on 20-21 September: ‘Responding to Complex Threats: Floods, Blackouts,and Hybrid Attacks’.

Paul Thomas presented TOXI-triage in the Session ‘Research Methodological Approaches’ and the TOXI-triage display generated interest in the project.

Inter-laboratory exercise with an aim to compare methods for 90Sr and 239,240Pu determination in environmental soil samples

Abstract
In order to deliver reliable results for a multitude of different scenarios, e.g. emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, nuclear decommissioning and waste management, there is a constant process of method development in the field of radioanalytical chemistry. This work presents the results of a method comparison exercise aimed at quantifying 90Sr and 239,240Pu in environmental soil samples, with the intention of evaluating the performance and applicability of different methods. From the methods examined in this work, recommendations are given in order to find a radioanalytical measurement procedure, for 90Sr and 239,240Pu analysis, which is fit-forpurpose for a particular scenario.

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