Recent CW News

Newport VX Destruction important for State and National Security – Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Indiana)
On August 8, the last drops of the 1,269 tons of deadly VX nerve agent were destroyed at the Newport (Indiana) Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. This is a signal achievement …

Chemical weapon depots look to weapon-less future – Associated Press – The Chicago Tribune
During the Cold War, the Pine Bluff Arsenal held the secrets of the nation’s stockpile chemical and biological weapons against prying Soviet eyes. Now, arsenal commander Col. Bill Barnett worries about disclosing how many gas masks and mortar rounds …

Preparing for an urban WMD attack – CNET News
On Saturday, the San Francisco Fire Department, along with a group of other public and private agencies, ran a large-scale training exercise revolving around an urban weapons of mass destruction terrorist attack. …

Bay region drills for theoretical chemical attack on downtown San Francisco – San Francisco Sentinel
Multi-agency weapons of mass destruction drills are conducted on a regular basis in San Francisco, – each time with challenging new scenario – drawn from …

SF Police & Fire hold terrorism drill – ABC 7 News, San Francisco
The scene was the aftermath of a chemical attack in a downtown high rise- luckily this was only a drill. “Each time we do this the better off all of us are …

Firms in defence export breaches – The Canberra Times
Seventeen breaches involved the export of chemicals which are regulated because they could be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons, explosives or …

Decisions about incineration of toxic substances not taken lightly – Statesman Journal
Protecting Oregon’s environment is the mission of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Environmental Commission. Nowhere is that more critical than at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, where it is …

VX Destroyed At Newport Depot – Chemical & Engineering News
The last container of VX nerve agent of the Newport, Ind., chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed. “Newport’s stockpile has been safely eliminated, which brings the U.S. one step closer to …

Newport finishes VX destruction – Indianapolis Star
An Army contractor has finished three years of work on destroying a deadly nerve agent stored in western Indiana and is now moving ahead to dismantle the equipment built for the billion-dollar project, officials said today. The final container of VX nerve agent …

OPCW Director-General Extends Condolences Upon the Death of Mr Ian Kenyon – OPCW Press Release
The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, has expressed his deep condolences on the passing away of Mr Ian Kenyon the former Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for OPCW, from 1993 to 1997. …

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