All tagged chemical

Aum Shinrikyo Part 4: Conclusion and Summary

In the conclusion to our series exploring the Aum Shinrikyo attacks on the Tokyo Subway, CBRNPro.net argues that medical facilities, like St. Luke's in Tokyo, are a main locus for CBRN incident response, even more so than incident scenes in many cases. Planning, coordination, and information management are key to solving the problems associated with CBRN incidents, and have wider application to mass casualty incidents.

Aum Shinrikyo, Part 1: What really happened 21 years ago?

March 2016 marked the 21st anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo sarin attack on the Tokyo subway. This seminal event in the history of CBRN marked a major shift world wide toward a focus on CBRN terrorism and led to the creation of new groups, like the CST-WMD teams, to deal with it. Yet, most of what is "known" in the CBRN community about the attack, and what is printed in newspaper articles and books about the attack is inaccurate or wrong. CBRNPro.net examines what really happened in this first of a series of posts about the attack.

Model Problems

At CBRNPro.net we are too sexy for our Gaussian Dispersion model, yeah, too sexy for our plumes, yeah.  But seriously, we are not talking about cocaine, Zoolander turning left, or Tom Brady. We are talking about all of the issues associated with CBRN models from ALOHA to HPAC. CATS-JACE not Catwalks. We even break it all down into a top ten list. Oh and if you pay attention you might be able to win the trivia contest on our facebook page!

Re-examining the History of Chemical Warfare Part II

During the German Spring Offensives of 1918, also known as the Ludendorff Offensives and Operation Michel, the Germans used chemical weapons to an extent never seen before, or since, on the battlefield. During the largest artillery bombardment, and chemical attack, in history, Mustard ran in the gutters of the French village of Armentiers "like rain." CBRNPro.net explores this tactical innovation, and what followed in the second part of its ongoing series re-examining the history of chemical warfare, and the lessons that history can teach us today. 

An Alternate Approach to CBRN Operations

CBRNPro.net offers an alternate approach to CBRN operations that differs from the traditional HazMat Operations based approach discussed last week. By focusing on the target, CBRN operators can obtain greater clarity and focus in their mission planning, equipment selection, and training. Oh, and we talk about the obvious. You know, stuff like big giant titanium balls from outer space, like the one in the picture.