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Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Concise Website on Handling Chemical-Biological Attacks Against Buildings

Contact: Allan Chen (510) 486-4210 a_chen@lbl.gov BERKELEY, CA —  U.S. police, fire, and emergency service agencies have been racing to better prepare for terrorist attacks using chemical or biological agents on their communities. Now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a concise, relatively jargon-free Website offering

Berkeley Lab Model Tracks Indoor Anthrax Dispersal

Contact: Dan Krotz, dakrotz@lbl.gov An anthrax-contaminated letter closed the Hart Senate Office Building for several months. Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a model for studying the dispersal of anthrax spores that may eventually be used to guide decontamination efforts in such situations. It took three fumigations spanning three months to rid the Hart Senate Office