Chemical Weapons News July 20

Depot gives county court update on weapons disposal – Erin Mills – The East Oregonian
The Umatilla Chemical Depot’s disposal of the last of its chemical weapons is moving swiftly, despite a few setbacks involving leaks of mustard chemical agent vapor and mercury…

Umatilla Chemical Depot gets new commanding officer – Josh Peterson – KVEW ABC News
Lieutenant Colonel Kris Perkins has held nearly a dozen positions during his military career. He’s worked in Texas, Alabama, California, Louisiana and Korea. Now, he and his wife and three kids are in eastern Oregon…

Umatilla Chemical Depot Under New Command – KNDO/KNDU NBC News
The Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot is under new leadership. His name is Lt. Col. Kris Perkins…

Eye Drops Could Counter Chemical-Weapon Effects – Global Security Newswire
Eye drops being developed in the United States could someday be used to protect soldiers from blindness if they are exposed to mustard blister agent, Wayne State University in Detroit announced last week…

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