Chemical Weapons News – March 3

Economic Meltdown Could Hamper Chemical Weapons Disarmament, OPCW Chief Says – Global Security Newswire
Nations might find it more difficult amid the global economic meltdown to provide the funding needed to meet the international deadline for chemical weapons disarmament…

Russian Chemical Disarmament Faces Budget Crunch – Global Security Newswire
The global economic crisis could derail Russia’s effort to meet the international deadline for full elimination of its chemical weapons arsenal…

Subs ready to prowl for dumped weapons – Honolulu Advertiser
The University of Hawai’i's two submersible craft will descend 900 to 2,000 feet to the ocean floor five miles south of Pearl Harbor starting next week to search for tons of chemical weapons that were dumped during and after World War II, the Army said…

Army and UH Search for Underwater Weapons – KGMB9
In 2006 off the Waianae coast, researchers put a camera in the ocean to search for discarded ordnance and scored a direct hit. Ordnance Reef is one of three military dump sites off Oahu…

Depth Chargers – Star Bulletin
The University of Hawaii’s two submersibles will spend 15 days beginning Monday filming and taking water and sediment samples south of Pearl Harbor as part of an Army project…

Undersea bombs threaten marine life – CNN
Beyond the golden beaches and beneath the blue waters of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques is a site that resembles more of a munitions graveyard than a Caribbean paradise…

Groups discuss ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention – The Freeport News
Representatives from the Ministries of Environment, National Security and Foreign Affairs as well as a number of other public and private enterprises converged at the Our Lucaya Resort for a meeting geared towards the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention…

Operation Swift Solution reaches critical milestone – the Richmond Register
Operation Swift Solution, the Army initiative to eliminate three deteriorating steel containers storing a mixture of GB nerve agent and its decontamination breakdown products, reached another critical milestone…

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