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Counteraction to CBRN Terrorism in Switzerland

  • M. Kenzelmann
  • D. Storch
Conference paper
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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Abstract

In Switzerland, the planning of security policy measures now increasingly factors in scenarios involving the use of CBRN weapons on Swiss soil. While there have been no terrorist “spectaculars” or dramatic news reports in recent years, this does not mean that the CBRN threat has diminished. In 2003 a project called National NBC Protection was started in order to guarantee efficient coordination of all partners involved in CBRN prevention and incident management at all levels with the aim of improving the NBC protection in Switzerland in the long term. The availability of outstanding expertise in terms of NBC protection therefore remains as important as ever for the Swiss population.

Keywords

National NBC Protection Project NBC Protection Strategy for Switzerland Emergency Organisation Radioactivity SPIEZ LABORATORY NBC Competence Centre of the Swiss Armed Forces 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kenzelmann
    • 1
  • D. Storch
    • 2
  1. 1.Head National NBC Protection and Goordination Office SPIEZ LABORATORY Austrasse Str.SpiezSwitzerland
  2. 2.Scientific collaborator National NBC Protection and Coordination Office Federal Department of DefenceCivil Protection and Sport, DDPS Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP SPIEZ LABORATORYSpiezSwitzerland

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