Hazmat Equipment Sent

In an effort to bolster anti-terrorism capabilities in the Philippines, the government has shipped 300 chemical and biological protective suits to military officials in the Asian country, and Canadian personnel will be sent to help with training, the Ottawa Citizen reported Monday.

Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

In an effort to bolster anti-terrorism capabilities in the Philippines, the government has shipped 300 chemical and biological protective suits to military officials in the Asian country, and Canadian personnel will be sent to help with training, the Ottawa Citizen reported Monday. The equipment—more is expected to follow—will be used to respond to chemical, biological and nuclear attack, as well as civilian emergencies, Filipino authorities said. It is the second time Canada has donated such gear.

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