Experts hunt for traces of nerve agent in bid to track Skripals' attacker

Experts hunt for traces of nerve agent in bid to track Skripals' attacker
 

Forensic experts will be looking for traces of nerve agent on the clothes of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, and in the area where the two were attacked, in an effort to track down where the deadly substance was made, researchers say.
If small amounts of pure agent can be recovered, scientists at Britain’s military research lab at Porton Down will analyse them for telltale impurities that can potentially reveal which process was used to make the agent, and so hint at where it was produced.
Nerve agents are made in several steps, and each one creates byproducts that are carried over... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 50
Source: Guardian
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