Volume 90 Issue 18 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 30, 2012

Getting Rid Of Chemical Weapons

Defense Department revises schedules and estimates of cost to complete the task
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: chemical weapons destruction

The Department of Defense says it will cost about $2.6 billion more and take two years more than previously estimated to completely eliminate the nation’s remaining stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons.

The total projected cost for destruction programs at the last two military installations where chemical warfare materials are stored is now $10.6 billion.

The Pentagon says the weapons held at the Blue Grass Army Depot, in Madison County, Ky., likely will . . .

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