Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents have become leading weapons in the hands of terrorists and oppressive regimes trying to sabotage other nations. Greater urbanization makes this a much more significant threat with terrorists constantly eyeing opportunities to set off a “dirty bomb” in the middle of a dense urban environment. Technological expertise allowing for the construction of such a bomb is available online so it doesn’t take much for someone with a basic technological/engineering background to bring about an international disaster, killing millions within a matter of seconds.
This threat isn’t confined to international conflict. A number of large nuclear reactors have malfunctioned in past decades, leading to untold suffering. Exposure to CBRN agents complicates treatment, making recovery highly unlikely. These factors contribute to making CBRNs a global threat—and establish CBRN defence and treatment systems as a critical aspect of any HLS agency.
International cooperation for disposing of dangerous CBRN materials that can be easily turned into WMDs has played a significant role in keeping the international community out of harm’s way, but there are still plenty of regimes who refuse to take part in such endeavors. Even with international treaties against CBRN attacks on civilian targets, multiple chemical attacks have been carried out by both the Syrian army and Islamist terrorists since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2013.
New Detection Methods
The speed and efficiency of CBRN detection plays a critical role in the treatment of affected patients. The first responders on the scene need to quickly determine whether CBRN agents were used. It’s also important for Hazmat teams to have detection devices installed at the scene of a suspected attack. These units need to be equipped with chemical detector and monitoring kits to provide advanced updates on CBRN attacks.
Speed & Efficiency
Decontamination can take a long time, placing victims’ lives in danger as first responders try to make sure they are also safe from life-endangering threats. TAR Ideal’s advanced detection technology allows Hazmat units to effectively decontaminate a vast array of CBRN agents without the need to identify them ahead of time.
Being prepared for a mega-attack is the first step in keeping it under control even if it ends up getting carried out. Providing your Hazmat experts the necessary technological equipment for managing CBRN events can go a long way in saving lives and minimizing monetary loss as well as political outfall.