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Emergency planning may need to be reviewed in the light of possible ...
Emergency planning may need to be reviewed in the light of possible

biological or chemical weapons attacks by terrorists, defence minister Geoff

Hoon told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.

Responding to reports that the US is concerned about the possibility of such

attacks, following last week's atrocities, Mr Hoon said the UK has

'well-worked contingency plans which are rehearsed, involving the police,

fire and other emergency services'.

Although these are looked at regularly, he said, 'I think it's right that

the scale of the attacks and the fanaticism displayed by the perpetrators

mean we have to think again about how we respond to these kind of threats to

our society'.

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