Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Timothy Hampton

Timothy Hampton (1962–2009) was a specialist in weapons of mass destruction and an employee of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) inVienna, Austria since 1998.


Hampton died in an apparent fall from the 17th floor of his workplace, Building E, at theVienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria. According to a UN spokesman, he was found dead at the bottom of an internal stairwell at around 8.00 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.[1] Hampton was trained as a bio-chemist and had worked with David Kelly, the director of microbiology at Porton Down, Britain's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, before moving onto nuclear test-ban projects. Hampton is survived by his partner, Olena Gryshcuk and a 3 year old child. Gryshcuk is reported to be a weapons inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).[2]


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