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Remediation of a Biological Weapons Attack

Crystal R. Watson, Francisco J. Cruz
Date posted:
March 31, 2019
Publication type:
Book chapter
Defense Against Biological Attacks
Springer, Cham
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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