CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* September 2001 Battelle Arlington report by Dr. DeBell on “Particle Size and Organism Number: Impact on Bioaerosols”

Posted by DXer on August 22, 2011







3 Responses to “* September 2001 Battelle Arlington report by Dr. DeBell on “Particle Size and Organism Number: Impact on Bioaerosols””

  1. DXer said

    “Particle size is likely the single most important element in the design of a bioaerosol.” – September 2001 Battelle Arlington report (excerpt uploaded above)

    The person working with particle sizer in hot suite in 1412 in order to characterize particulates used Ames provided by Ivins but did not know whether sample provided pursuant to the 2002 subpoena; the notebook was transferred. This notebook should be obtained under FOIA.

    Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 1, 2012

  2. Dxer said

    In the 1990’s, he wrote on the problems in analysis that arise when using a simulant rather than the actual pathogen.

  3. DXer said

    Dr. DeBell’s accomplishments are too numerous to mention quickly but his expertise is clear.

    Dr. DeBell’s main responsibilities currently are with DTRA as an outside consultant. From 1998 to 2003, he served as a Chief Scientist on one of Battelle’s technical contracts to the Department of Defense. He assisted in the management of several technical contracts for the U.S. government to assess the hazards of biological weapons. He also maintained a contractual working relationship with the U.S. government by providing technical expertise for biological and chemical weapons issues.

    He was also an advisor regarding the prediction of downwind hazards resulting from the release of biological or chemical agents. He provided technical expertise in a program to mitigate downwind hazards in the event of an enemy storage or production facility is attacked.

    Dr. DeBell was previously the senior advisor to a U.S. government group that coordinated the use of specific BW simulant preparations and provided the rational for the use of these materials. He was also was an advisor for a wide variety of issues relating to the use and testing of biological materials in several programs involving the neutralization of BW weapons.

    Earlier, starting in 1969 and retiring in 1989, Dr. DeBell was a microbiologist and biochemist for the US Navy. During his career, he worked on a variety of research projects at the Navy Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Laboratory in Bethesda.

    His Security Clearance is TS-SCI (DoD).

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