Chemical Weapons News – April 7

New Classroom At HAMMER for International Border Security Training – KNDO/KNDU Yakima, WA
A new classroom is opened at the HAMMER training facility that will be used by countries all over the world, teaching people how to find chemical weapons…

Destruction of mustard agent containers halted in Utah – The Salt Lake Tribune
Work to destroy thousands of small cartridges containing mustard agent has stopped because higher-than-expected levels of mercury were detected. Deseret Chemical Depot workers began incinerating…

TOCDF begins chemical-mortar destruction – The Middle East Times
The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency said work has begun on destroying mortars filled with mustard agent at the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility…

28 April 2009 Deadline for India to destroy declared chemical weapons stockpiles – News Ahead International
The Indian Government is obliged to destroy its declared chemical weapons stockpiles on 28 Apr, as agreed under the 11th Annual Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) of 8 Dec 2006. According to the latest media reports, nearly 90 per cent…

How Things Work: Tear gas – The Tartan
College activists, street protesters, radical civilians, and perhaps perverted stalkers are all familiar with what tear gas is and what it does. Nowadays, tear gas is usually used by both police for crowd control and by individuals for personal protection…

‘Qaida-Taliban combo has chemical weapon formula’ – The Times of India
The al-Qaida-Taliban combo plans to use parts of the Middle East as launch pads for attacks against the west. Not only so, the groups have also developed some expertise in making bio-chemical weapons, NWFP police chief Malik Navid…

UH team boosts hopes of finding WWII arms – The Honolulu Advertiser
After World War II, the U.S military dumped 2,558 tons of lethal chemical agents – including mustard, cyanide, lewisite, cyanogens and chloride weapons – at three deep-water sites off O’ahu, according to a 2007 report to Congress…

Army analyzes data from offshore dump – The Honolulu Star Bulletin
Army officials hope to have the results in about six months of tests on water and sediment samples collected during a 17-day, $3 million investigation at a military munitions disposal site five miles south of Pearl Harbor…

Chemical Workers ‘Setting New Benchmarks In Safety’ – Pine Bluff Commercial
Workers disposing of the last batch of chemical agent stored at the Pine Bluff Arsenal since the 1960′s have had no loss-time accidents since December 2006. They’ve also reduced Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable accidents to one, and…

Moroccan party calls for Spanish damages over chemical war in 1920s – EarthTimes
Increasing voices in Morocco want the country to demand damages from Spain for the use of chemical weapons during the 1920-26 Rif war, press reports said Thursday. Colonial powers Spain and France put down a rebellion in the northern mountainous Rif region, which was part of the Spanish protectorate at the time…

Mustard agent filled mortars under destruction at Deseret Chemical – Deseret News
Under supervision of state regulators, workers at Deseret Chemical Depot have begun processing HT mustard agent-filled cartridges, or mortars, as part of ongoing disposal operations…

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