|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:15:40 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: Explosive destruction questioned|
Army might blow up some chemical weapons BY JEFFREY MCMURRAY ASSOCIATED PRESS/Louisville Courier-Journal (KY) FEBRUARY 19, 2010RICHMOND, Ky. - Under the gun to destroy the U.S. chemical weapons stockpiles - and now all but certain to miss their deadline - Army officials have a plan to hasten the process: Blow some of them up.
The plan calls for the Army to use explosives to destroy some of the Cold War-era weapons, which contain some of the nastiest compounds ever made, at facilities in Richmond and Pueblo, Colo., that beat back another combustion-based plan years ago.
"Explosions of any kind have never been on the table," said Craig Williams, director of the Chemical Weapons Working Group, a citizens' advocacy organization that monitors plans for weapons destruction at the Bluegrass Army Depot near Richmond. "This is not a technology that I would have chosen for this job. However, if using it significantly reduces the risk to the workforce, we need to give it serious consideration."
... For the entire article, see http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100219/NEWS01/2190370/Army+might+blow+up+some+chemical+weapons -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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