Burning our Chemical weapons

Living on Earth

Under the Chemical Weapons Treaty, the US must dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal. The U.S. military’s stockpile includes some of the deadliest chemicals in the world, including VX nerve gas where a single drop is enough to kill. The Army has already built the first of eight incinerators it says will destroy the weapons in a safe, cost-effective manner, but critics claim that method is dangerous and its effects on nearby communities uncertain.

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