Pentagon Plans to Transport Chemical Weapons Across the U.S.

Today an article in USA Today reported that the Department of Defense is planning to transport CW to and from destruction sites in order to speed up the process and meet the 2017 deadline for complete CW stockpile destruction set by Congress. This is already later than the deadline of 2012 mandated by the CWC.

In order for the nerve agents and mustard gas to be transported across state lines, Congress will need to change the laws that prohibit transport of such agents. The plan is being met with opposition by concerned citizen and watchdog groups.