Britain underprepared for chemical and biological attacks, experts say

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Chemical and Biological Terrorism


The Government needs to do more to prepare for chemical and biological attacks, two of Britain’s leading experts have warned. Daniel Kaszeta, a former White House advisor for chemical and biological preparedness and an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told the Telegraph that the country’s public services are ill-equipped to respond to such an emergency. “Police, fire brigades, and NHS organisations that are barely capable of doing their job on a good day, due to systemic running-down of their resources and hence their resilience, are going to struggle with chemical or biological terrorism happening on their patch,” he said. “We simply do not do emergency planning well and we generally lack resilience.”