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Results from a test simulating a chemical attack aboard USS New York (LPD 21) off the coast of Virginia verify the effectiveness of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) defense systems in protecting Sailors aboard San Antonio-class ships, the Navy announced Jan. 31. According to the Defense Department Operational Test and Evaluation Force report, the San [...]
The French Ministry of Defence has selected Astrium as prime contractor for the SECOIA program (French abbreviation for “destruction site for stockpile of old weapons”), which covers the design, construction and operation of a specialised plant for the destruction of chemical weapons from World War 1. The program is part of France’s commitments within the [...]
Libya still has over 10 tonnes of mustard gas years after signing a treaty banning chemical weapons, but has destroyed the weapons systems for using them, a watchdog organization said Thursday. Libya, which signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2004, has destroyed 55 percent of its mustard gas stockpiles but still possesses some 11.25 tonnes, [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md: The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, or CMA, announced that on July 1, 2010, it achieved the destruction of 75 percent of its chemical agent stockpile as defined under international treaty obligations. “This accomplishment marks another extraordinary team effort between our storage and destruction staffs consisting of both government and contractor [...]
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo: Students and faculty at the Air Force Academy’s Chemistry Research Center are crafting a fast, environmentally friendly method of neutralizing chemical warfare agents using “ionic liquids,” that is, salts that take liquid form between 20 and 100 degrees Celsius. People at the research center have been investigating ionic liquids and [...]
The U.S. Army has destroyed more than 70-percent of its stockpiles of chemical weapons — some dating as far back as to the World War I era — as part of an elaborate, decades-long process slated to be largely completed by 2012, service officials said. “As of 26 January, 2010, the U.S. has destroyed a [...]