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Blue Grass Army Depot approves use of explosive technology on mustard gas munitions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
The Blue Grass Army Depot has approved the use of explosive destruction technology to destroy mustard gas munitions.
An environment assessment was required before the Army decided how to eliminate problematic mustard rounds.
An assessment in 2011 found that the mustard agent in several projectiles stored at BGAD has solidified while others had been over-packed and some had leaked.
The United States is required by treaty to destroy its chemical weapons. The destruction process is projected to be completed by 2021.
Information from: Richmond Register, http://www.richmondregister.com