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Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Edgewood lab part of Nobel Peace Prize winner's weapons monitoring network
Edgewood lab part of Nobel Peace Prize winner's weapons monitoring network

When the Nobel Prize committee announced on Oct. 11 that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had won the 2013 Peace Prize, members of a Harford County laboratory rejoiced. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Forensic Analytical Laboratory is one of only two labs in the United States that provide forensic analysis for OPCW, monitoring the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Stan Ostazeski, forensic analytical center chief, said in the past several months the OPCW has transitioned from a little known organization to a "household name." "Clearly, being a successful participant in this laboratory network is like having a gold medal...

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