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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 09:57:35 PM »
Very interesting operation.  The US is the only country in the world to successfully come up with a decent method to safely degrade chemical weapons.  The plant that was built in Oregon at the chemical weapons depot in Umatilla has completed its work and is in the process of being decontaminated and disassembled after safely incinerating hundreds of tons of chemical weapons.

The hardest part is moving this stuff safely.  It makes a lot of sense to put this facility on a large ship like this, if it becomes too contaminated you can always sink it in a nice deep spot in the ocean.  Once you get it into the facility, the rest is basic chemistry, and the leftovers are still nasty but not in the same way as the weaponized chemicals were.

Good concept, but no plan ever survives first contact.......


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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 12:02:11 AM »
Very interesting operation.  The US is the only country in the world to successfully come up with a decent method to safely degrade chemical weapons.  The plant that was built in Oregon at the chemical weapons depot in Umatilla has completed its work and is in the process of being decontaminated and disassembled after safely incinerating hundreds of tons of chemical weapons.


Good concept, but no plan ever survives first contact.......

You are correct about the site in Oregon.There is a plant was built in Johnston Island.In 1970, Congress redefined the island's military mission from nuclear test island to the storage and destruction of chemical weapons. Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS) was the first full-scale chemical weapons disposal facility. In 1981, the Army began planning for the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS).Only after this critical testing period did the Army proceed with full-scale disposal operations at JACADS. Transition to full-scale operations started in May 1993 but the facility did not begin full-scale operations until August 1993. JACADS demolished by 2003 and the island was stripped of its remaining infrastructure. 60 minutes also did a story on this plant.

http://www.cma.army.mil/fndocumentviewer.aspx?docid=003674797
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 04:32:14 AM »
Very interesting operation.  The US is the only country in the world to successfully come up with a decent method to safely degrade chemical weapons.  The plant that was built in Oregon at the chemical weapons depot in Umatilla has completed its work and is in the process of being decontaminated and disassembled after safely incinerating hundreds of tons of chemical weapons.

The hardest part is moving this stuff safely.  It makes a lot of sense to put this facility on a large ship like this, if it becomes too contaminated you can always sink it in a nice deep spot in the ocean.  Once you get it into the facility, the rest is basic chemistry, and the leftovers are still nasty but not in the same way as the weaponized chemicals were.

Good concept, but no plan ever survives first contact.......

Here are all the locations of the sites:
Pine Bluff,Arkansas-Stockpile Eliminated
Blue Grass Army Depot,Kentucky-Construction is currently underway on water oxidation facilities that will drive the destruction of the weapons at this facility; completion of these facilities is expected in the near future.
Hawaii-Dumped into Ocean
Anniston Army Depot,Alabama-7 percent of Stockpile
Deseret Chemical Depot,Utah-44 percent of stockpile
Umatilla Chemical Depot,Oregon--12 percent of stockpile
Aberdeen Proving Ground,Maryland-weapons destroyed
Newport Chemical Depot,Indiana-Closed
Pueblo Chemical Depot,Colorado-7 percent of stockpile
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 05:11:05 AM »

Here are all the locations of the sites:
Pine Bluff,Arkansas-Stockpile Eliminated
Blue Grass Army Depot,Kentucky-Construction is currently underway on water oxidation facilities that will drive the destruction of the weapons at this facility; completion of these facilities is expected in the near future.
Hawaii-Dumped into Ocean
Anniston Army Depot,Alabama-7 percent of Stockpile
Deseret Chemical Depot,Utah-44 percent of stockpile
Umatilla Chemical Depot,Oregon--12 percent of stockpile
Aberdeen Proving Ground,Maryland-weapons destroyed
Newport Chemical Depot,Indiana-Closed
Pueblo Chemical Depot,Colorado-7 percent of stockpile

Just imagine living near these places.


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