THE Guardia Civil in the Balearics are preparing to put their Plan for Defence against Nuclear, Radiation, Bacterialogical and Chemical Attack into action with a course for 40 of its officers, which ends today. This defence plan (NRBQ) aims to give Guardia Civil units the staff, training, individual equipment and specific material to prevent and combat possible incidents of this nature. To carry out this plan, the Guardia Civil has the support of an Industrial and Technological Risk Analysis vehicle (VARIT) given to them by the General Direction for Civil Protection and Emergencies. This vehicle has the capability of measuring chemical and radiation contaminants “in situ”, and a station for collection meteorological data which will reinforce the capability of these units, according to Guardia Civil sources. The Plan aims to establish a defence system which will avoid or reduce the effects of attacks of this nature.

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