Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chemical weapon leak detected in Pueblo Depot, Colorado

A monitoring crew has found a leak inside one of the igloos at the Pueblo Chemical Depot where mustard agent is stored.

The storage igloo contains 105 mm projectiles with chemical weapons inside which date back more than fifty years. All the weapons are scheduled for destruction and the plant to destroy them is under construction.

This is a fairly common occurrence. When a leaking projectile is found it is sealed in a special case until it can be destroyed. Source