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Title:

Remediation of a Biological Weapons Attack

Authors:
Crystal R. Watson, Francisco J. Cruz
Date posted:
March 31, 2019
Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication:
Defense Against Biological Attacks
Publisher:
Springer, Cham
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03053-7_6
Introduction:
This chapter provides an overview of the scientific, policy, and operational issues involved in environmental remediation of a biological weapons attack, with a significant focus on US programs and policies. The chapter introduces the topic of biological remediation by defining the process and exploring biological agents of concern and their persistence in the environment. Past biological remediation examples are briefly discussed, followed by a review of past and current remediation policies and practices, as well as knowledge gaps and future research direction.

 

 

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