Inspectors Return To Bluegrass Army Depot

Inspectors were on the scene Monday at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County after a chemical leak.

Depot officials confirmed over the weekend that Sarin, a toxic nerve agent, was found to be leaking from a storage igloo at the facility.

It's the same igloo that was the site of another leak last August. Officials say ever since that incident, the igloo has been continually filtered and monitored.

They say the leak poses no risk to the public.

Inspectors will try to figure out the best way to fix the problem.


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  • by Richard Location: Blue Grass Chemical Activity on Jul 14, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    No inspectors are returning to Blue Grass. All mediation of the leaking ton container will be done by toxic chemical workers assigned to Blue Grass Chemical Activity. The vapor leak is at the lower limits of detection capability in a container that is under double engineering controls. All proper authorities, buth local and state have been notified. The leak does NOT pose a threat to the public, the work force or the environment.

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