Chemical Weapons News July 14

Poisoned legacy: The Hiroshima of the chemical industry is still claiming victims – babies born 25 years later with serious birth defects – By Billy Briggs – The Scotland Sunday Herald
Unable to steer safely in the mud, the driver of our rickshaw pulls into the side of the road to allow us to take shelter from torrential rain. There, under a shop’s awning, a small crowd of people are standing together waiting for the weather to break…

Army Finds World War I-Era Chemical Weapon in Hawaii – Global Security Newswire
Personnel at a U.S. Army installation in Hawaii last month found a nearly century-old mortar that is believed to contain the chemical warfare material phosgene…

WWI-era mortar shell found at Schofield range – By William Cole – The Honolulu Advertiser
A World War I-era mortar shell that likely contains phosgene, a choking agent, was found June 27 on a firing range impact area at Schofield Barracks, the Army said yesterday…

World War I chemical gas agent found at Schofield – Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Schofield Barracks workers have found another World War I era canister on a remote training range that contained a choking gas agent…

Senators Increase Funding for Chemical Weapons Disposal – Global Security Newswire
A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday tacked on $5 million to what stands to be the largest-ever appropriation for the preparation of chemical weapons disposal facilities at two U.S. storage sites…

McConnell proposes more depot funding – By Ronica Shannon – The Richmond Register
An extra $5 million was added Tuesday to the chemical weapons destruction project at the Blue Grass Army Depot after the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee accepted a request from U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell…

Kennewick Engineering Firm Selected For Depot Land Planning – ABC KVEW News
The Umatilla Chemical Land Redevelopment Authority has selected Kennewick Engineering Firm, Dana Engineering, to draft a plan for the depot’s land once the incineration of chemical weapons there is complete…

Senate Panel Supports Pueblo CW Disposal Plant Funding – Global Security Newswire
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved legislation that would provide $92.5 million for construction of a chemical warfare materials demilitarization plant in Colorado…

Chemtrails: Mainstream denial and hazardous risk to your health – By Brooke Bulatek – Baltimore Examiner
Looking up in the sky, one might see an array of bizarre rows and columns of misty perspiration representing a tic-tac-toe or giant X regime. Whatever meets the naked eye in the sky can be mistaken for possible exhaust fuel from a jet…

Mustard Leak Found at Umatilla Chemical Depot – Global Security Newswire
Workers at a U.S. Army chemical weapons repository in Oregon yesterday detected a mustard agent vapor leak in one of the facility’s storage units…

Mustard chemical agent vapor detected at depot – Tri-City Herald
Trace amounts of mustard chemical agent vapor were detected inside a Umatilla Chemical Depot storage igloo Tuesday…

2 bills contain $9.9 million for Central Ky. projects – By Ashlee Clark – Lexington Herald-Leader
Two bills that will go to the U.S. Senate floor for consideration contain nearly $10 million in funding for two Central Kentucky projects, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday…

Chemical weapons cleanup – By Ned Stafford – Chemistry World
Researchers have found a safe, speedy and environmentally friendly way to clean up chemical weapons such as sulfur mustard, using a hydrogen peroxide-based microemulsion decontamination system…

Dutch Iran-Iraq war profiteer guilty of war crimes – Press TV
A Dutch businessman who sold chemicals for weapons production to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has pleaded guilty to war crime charges…

Mustard Munitions Processing Begins at ANCDF – U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Press Release – PRNewswire
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) officials announced today that chemical munitions demilitarization operations resumed Thursday afternoon, July 2, at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF). ANCDF is located at Anniston Army Depot, Ala…

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