Chemical Weapons News – June 13, 2008

From the US:

Wildlife refuge reopens after chemical weapons cleanup – Brighton Standard-Blade
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge will re-open Saturday, June 14, after a seven-month closure. The refuge closed in late October after traces of the chemical weapons agent Lewisite were found …

Ala. chemical weapons worker dies of heart attack – The Associated Press
A worker at an incinerator that destroys chemical weapons for the Army died of an apparent heart attack he suffered while working, a coroner said …

Chemical Weapons Incinerator Employee Dies on Job – The Anniston Star – RedOrbit.com
A subcontractor working at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility died while on duty Wednesday afternoon. The cause of death for the employee, …

Employee dies at Anniston Army Depot, cause unknown – The Associated Press – al.com
An employee at the Anniston Army Depot incinerator died while on duty Wednesday but the death was not job-related, spokesmen said …

Worker dies at chemical weapons plant in Alabama – The Associated Press
Officials say a worker has died at an Army facility where chemical weapons are destroyed in northeastern Alabama. The laboratory worker at the …

From Russia:

Ukraine concerned over Russia’s chemical disposal plant – RIA Novosti
Ukraine is concerned over a Russian chemical weapons disposal plant currently being constructed 70 km (43 miles) away from its …

Construction of Chemical Weapons Disposal Facility Launched in Russia – ITAR-TASS – RedOrbit.com
The foundation stone of Europe’s largest plant for the destruction of chemical weapons will be laid near the town of Pochep in Bryansk Region on Tuesday [10 June], the spokesperson for the information centre for chemical disarmament …

Russia and Ukraine Close to Scandal Over CWD Plant – Russia-InfoCenter
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia considers that Ukraine unreasonably makes a fuss about construction of an object for chemical weapon …

From China:

Drills begin to ensure safe Olympics – China Daily
The potentially fatal chemical agent rendered some 30 victims unconscious. About 400 people acting as audience members evacuated the venue within three …

From Ireland:

Safety fears over cyanide disposal plan – Herald.ie
A plan to destroy 15kg of a lethal chemical in the Wicklow Mountains has sparked public safety fears. South Dublin County Council has confirmed the waste hydrogen cyanide will be destroyed by explosion later this …

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