U.S. army destroys non-stockpile chemical weapons

The U.S Army declared yesterday that it had finished disposal work on “non-stockpile” chemical weapon-related items that were declared at the time the United States joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. That work encompassed disposal of more than 1,200 weapons designated as “recovered chemical warfare materiel.” According to a U.S. army press release “The Army’s Non-stockpile Chemical Materiel Project is the nation’s best equipped organization to provide safe, successful destruction of such a diverse inventory of recovered chemical munitions”, recovered from burial sites and shuttered production plants; that included German World War II era mortars.

– Martin Groarke, London

Source: ‘U.S. Destroys Nonstockpile CW Items‘, Global Security News Wire, 20 April 2010.