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U.K. May Check Subway Passengers for WMD

The British government is interested in learning about novel technological methods for quickly scanning significant quantities of train and subway passengers and their belongings for the presence of unconventional materials that could be used in terrorist attacks, the London Guardian reported on Sunday.

The British Home Office is seeking information on experimental systems that can be used to uncover the presence of weaponized pathogens, chemical warfare agents, bomb ingredients, firearms, and blades that could be illicitly secreted aboard subways and railcars.

The government branch anticipates opening its technology search in September with findings to come in March.

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United Kingdom

This article provides an overview of the United Kingdom’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

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