This week U.S. Chemical Weapons destruction has been in the news. Construction has finally begun on the facility planned for the Pueblo, Colorado destruction site, and old chemical weapons found at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawai’i are being destroyed.
- “Army begins destruction of 71 chemical weapons”, William Cole, HonoluluAdvertiser.com, April 15, 2008. – This one also includes a little photo gallery of the weapons disposal facility.
In other news on chemical weapons destruction, Canadian researchers reported “an exciting new method for rapidly and safely destroying toxic agents such as chemical weapons and pesticides.” Apparently it works extremely quickly and the degradation products are non-toxic making it “a ‘green’ alternative to existing decontamination practices.”