2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:47:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: EDS begins destruction campaign at Pueblo Depot (CO)
Muffled bang marks beginning of shell destruction at Pueblo Chemical Depot

By Tom Roeder 
Colorado Springs Gazette
April 13, 2015 

PUEBLO - The beginning of the end came with a heavily muffled bang.

"It's more a whumph," said Pueblo Chemical Depot worker Jonathan Miller, who helped set off the explosive charge last week to destroy the first three shells of what will be a multiyear effort to rid Colorado of nearly 800,000 mustard gas rounds.

The lack of a big bang, though, didn't disappoint. Workers say after years of delays they're happy the end of the Cold War-era chemical weapon stockpile is underway.

"We're working ourselves out of a job," depot worker George Roberts said with a smile.


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Lenny Siegel
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