Construction delay diverted at weapons stockpile

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An activist says a measure stripped at the
last minute from a defense bill recently approved by the U.S. House
could have delayed chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky by up
to two years.
Craig Williams of the Chemical Weapons Working Group says he
doesn't know how the proposed language got into an early version of
the defense authorization bill last week or even who proposed it.
The measure would have significantly changed the contract
conditions for Bechtel Parsons Bluegrass, the company in charge of
building the neutralization site that will dispose of chemical
weapons at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond.
Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., got the new wording dropped from the
measure last Tuesday, two days before its final passage on the
House floor.

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