|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:50:08 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, GLOBAL: "Italy names Calabrian port for chemical transfers" - Local community opposes|
Italy names Calabrian port for chemical transfers By COLLEEN BARRY and PAOLO SANTALUCIA Associated Press January 16, 2014ROME - The southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro will be the site for the transfer to a U.S. ship of chemical weapons materials from Syria, Italy's transport minister told a parliamentary commission on Thursday.
The first load of materials for poison gas and nerve agents currently are aboard a Danish ship, and Italy has agreed to serve as the transfer port to the U.S. cargo vessel Cape Ray for eventual destruction at sea - all part of international efforts to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said a total of 60 containers of the material will be transferred ship-to-ship at the port in Calabria, near the toe of the Italian boot, "following international standards and in absolute secure conditions." None would be brought to shore, he said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.heraldonline.com/2014/01/16/5585882/opcw-syria-security- concerns-slows.html
See alsohttp://www.opcw.org/news/article/trans-loading-of-syrian-chemicals-to- be-undertaken-at-port-of-gioia-tuaro-in-italy/
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