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PNNL detecting and preventing the use of chemical weapons

Like detectives looking for clues, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been working on ways to identify the “fingerprints” of potential chemical threats for nearly a decade. The ability to identify a particular agent and attribute its source is key to responding to and even preventing these threats.

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