Chemical Weapons News – May 6

Pentagon Boosts Funding for Chemical Weapons Disposal – Global Security Newswire
The United States plans to spend an extra $1.2 billion on two new facilities in an effort to accelerate the elimination of its chemical weapons arsenal…

Money Needed for Russian Chemical Weapons Disposal Site, Official Says – Global Security Newswire
The president of Udmurtia, an internal republic within Russia, said yesterday that additional funding is needed for construction of a chemical weapons disposal plant there…

Moving like molasses on chemical weapons cache – The Denver Post
For decades, Pueblo has waited for the Department of Defense to keep its promise and get rid of a huge cache of obsolete, leaky chemical weapons stored just 15 miles outside town. A recent leak of mustard agent vapor at the Pueblo Chemical Weapons depot…

Colorado Wants Better Monitoring of Army Mustard Agent Stockpile – Global Security Newswire
The state of Colorado wants strengthened monitoring of the U.S. Army’s stockpile of mustard agent weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot…

Bolstered efforts needed to combat chemical weapons – Secretary-General – UN News Service
Observing the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for greater efforts prevent the deadly weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists…

Chemical Weapons Must Not be Allowed to Spread, U.N. Chief Says – Global Security Newswire
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for the international community to redouble its efforts to prevent the proliferation of chemical weapons…

UN chief appeals for greater efforts against chemical weapons – China View
Observing the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appealed for greater efforts to prevent the deadly weapons from proliferation…

Depot holds nation’s last nerve agent stockpile – Ronica Shannon – Richmond Register
The Blue Grass Army Depot is now the home of America’s remaining stockpile of nerve agent (VX and GB) after the Army’s Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) officials announced Tuesday the destruction of 60 percent of the nation’s declared stockpile under the Chemical Weapons Convention…

U.S. Reaches New Milestone in Chemical Weapons Disposal – Global Security Newswire
The United States has eliminated 60 percent of the stockpile of chemical warfare materials that it declared under the Chemical Weapons Convention, the U.S. Army announced yesterday…

Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons – Army New Service
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced today the destruction of 60 percent of the U.S.-declared stockpile under the Chemical Weapons Convention…

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