Chemists from 10 countries training in Slovakia

The exercise will last until September 29.

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168 specialists on toxic chemical substances from 10 countries are participating in the international Toxic Valley 2017 training held at the training centre in Zemianske Kostoľany (Trenčín Region) until September 29.

The exercise is being attended by specialists from Slovakia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and the USA, with soldiers from Germany and the United Kingdom participating as observers, the SITA newswire reported.

The teams will train and unify steps in taking samples, identifying toxic chemical substances and decontaminating them, along with cooperation when fulfilling tasks related to real toxic chemical substances.

The activities are divided into two parts. The first one, ending on September 22, is focused on training sample-gathering teams. The second one, held between September 25 and 29, will be focused on the skills of chemical identification laboratory crews, SITA reported.

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