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    Default Destruction of US Sarin Stockpiles delayed until 2023

    Because 10% of a Ridiculously Huge Stockpile is still
    a Huge Stockpile
















    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...emical_weapons
    Although April 2012 is the latest date allowed by the treaty, the U.S. also noted that this deadline may not be met due to environmental challenges and the U.S. decision to destroy leaking individual chemical shells before bulk storage chemical weapons.[26][27]

    The primary remaining chemical weapon storage facilities in the U.S. are Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado and Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.[28] These two facilities hold 10.25% of the U.S. 1997 declared stockpile

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    According to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency by January, 2012, the United States had destroyed 89.75% of the original stockpile of nearly 31,100 metric tons (30,609 long tons) of nerve and mustard agents declared in 1997.[23]


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueblo_Chemical_Depot

    The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.
    The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside

    the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Grass_Army_Depot

    BGAD stores a small stockpile of chemical agents, comprising 523 tons of nerve agents GB (sarin) and VX, and mustard gas, or about two percent of the United States chemical weapons stockpile.
    Beginning in 2003, destruction of the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile, in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Treaty, was contracted out using a technology known as neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation. This is a different method than the incineration that is used at the larger stockpiles.
    Groundbreaking for the chemical destruction facility took place on October 28, 2006. Final design of the facilities should be complete in 2010 and actual construction in 2018, after which destruction of the weapons will begin.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_G...on_Pilot_Plant

    In March 2005 the design-build-operate-close schedule was extended to make the program more affordable on an annual basis. Site preparation work and the construction of support buildings continued and final designs for the remaining BGCAPP facilities were completed in 2010. After systemization of the facility, destruction operations are expected to begin in 2020

    and to be complete by 2023.
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    The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2026. This schedule exceeds the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    See also:

    http://www.cma.army.mil/bluegrass.aspx

    http://www.cma.army.mil/pueblo.aspx

    Last edited by presence; 09-09-2013 at 06:40 PM.
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    Can you say, Hypocrites?
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    So... if we're never going to use them then why do we have them? Haven't we signed a non-use agreement? Is it not immoral to use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriah View Post
    So... if we're never going to use them then why do we have them? Haven't we signed a non-use agreement? Is it not immoral to use them?

    Mostly just a $1000 toilet seat situation.


    This is just like the $600 hammer or the $1,000 toilet seat that we’ve seen in the military in the past.”
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    Are spear heading the disposal of the last 10%. The other 90%; bruised fruit and rotten apples, was incinerated on the cheap. Kind of like rotating stock on the grocer shelf.
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    Can you say, Hypocrites?
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    Your honor, I understand that these fine officers found me to be in possesion of 10kg of cocaine, but I promise I used to have 100. I'll do my best to build a contraption over the next ten years to destroy the remainder in an unproven way.

    Last edited by presence; 09-09-2013 at 06:42 PM.
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    2023 Huh? ...about the same time Germany should be getting their TUNGSTEN GOLD back from the New York vaults of FEDERAL RESERVE BORG building.
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    Good grief. Why do we need this stuff, and why did we make so much of it in the first place?

    No one is going to make an armed state invasion of this freakin' country for chrissakes.
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    People are fooling themselves if they think we only have 10% of the chemical weapons we had in 1997.

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    I'm pretty sure the US used sarin gas in a secret mission to rescue two Marines who were kidnapped by the Taliban and taken over the border into Pakistan.

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    They used sarin gas in Laos during Operation Tailwind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    They used sarin gas in Laos during Operation Tailwind.

    I would not doubt it, Eduardo.
    I think it was confirmed that the US used sarin gas in Operation Genoa in 2006, I believe.

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    Does that mean Assad will have chemical weapons for that long as well? lol Does that mean an international force (probably US) will be the ones gaurdin ghese stockpiles?





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