LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Officials at a Kentucky Army depot that
houses deadly chemical weapons are confirming the second mustard
gas leak in less than two weeks.

A statement from Blue Grass Army Depot says the new leak showed
only a low concentration of the blister agent and presents no harm to the community or environment.

The leak announced Wednesday was detected in a separate storage igloo from the one where another leak was detected on July 28.

Officials say the hot summer temperatures may be partly to blame for the leaks, which were the first mustard gas leaks in three years.

Mustard is a debilitating agent that produces a breakout of blisters, although it's usually not fatal. The mustard weapons and other more deadly containing sarin are scheduled to be destroyed by 2017 to comply with an international treaty.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by condom-mints on Aug 7, 2008 at 04:16 PM
    I saw ketchup leaking from an igloo.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Aug 7, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    To Army Gal: To think that the military isn't political in nature is truly (notice I can spell unlike you) silly. How come everytime a politician is around a military installation, they kiss their backsides? Because they know that they are just as much a part of the government as anyone else, and depending on who is in charge, WILL change what they can/can't do because they can only follow ORDERS, they don't make any decisions. If Congress or the President tells them to do something, they do. Are you really dumb enough to think that the military started wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by themselves? No, they were instructed by the party in power to do so, and they obliged. They are as political as the day is long, it's how they survive. And yes, there was a treaty (SIGNED BY POLITICIANS, NOT MILITARY) that designates when we will get rid of the weapons. There's also been people like McConnell who claims to have fought for proper disposal, but oddly enough nothing has been disposed
  • by Anonymous Location: Berea on Aug 7, 2008 at 02:17 PM
    Right on Army Gal!!!!!! Preach it sister!!!
  • by Jon Location: Citizen on Aug 7, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    Who Cares, we're all gonna die sooner or later anyway.
  • by Ex-military Location: floyd county on Aug 7, 2008 at 12:57 PM
    Now if they just have a ketchup gas leak we'll have some hot dogs!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    Maybe if they stored the mustard gas next to the hotdog gas you people would complain a bit less.
  • by Army Gal Location: ? on Aug 7, 2008 at 07:54 AM
    Ok People before you all start the blame the Army thing, we can only do so much, when your city councils say if you move them, you will be charged with a crime, so that rules out moving them. You have all these groups saying no we don't want them disposed of here. We have state inspectors examining every single inch of the plans, which have to be redone constantly. So changes keep having to be made. So when we have to change things constantly it is going to take longer to get it done. To Anonymous in Lexington, this has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats, the stuff has to be destroyed as part of a military treaty, so who is in office really has no bearing on whether it gets done or not. All the inspections have to be done no matter who is in office as well, so it will get delayed no matter who is in office or not. So your concept to blame a political party is truely stupid. The military could care less what party you are.
  • by Ralph on Aug 7, 2008 at 07:04 AM
    This is for Resident Location: Winchester: They are not talking about Bluegrass Station at Avon (Lexington) they are talking about the Army Depot in Richmond. Read the story before making a stupid comment. Bluegrass Station DOES NOT store chemical weapons. By the way, the reason you didn't know it existed is because IT DOESN'T.
  • by B Location: Richmond on Aug 7, 2008 at 06:21 AM
    Yes, they were supposed to have been destroyed a while back. They keep coming up with things that delay the destruction...that "destroy by" date has been changed so many times.... I don't think they plan to destroy them at all. I think those weapons are going to sit right there until they've all leaked out (because they ARE slowly leaking). Several years from now the people of Madison county who live anywhere near the depot will start to become ill, with who knows what kinds of unexplained illnesses. Those weapons should have been moved a LONG time ago, long before they became unstable & unsafe to move.
  • by BA Baracus Location: A Team on Aug 6, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    send to china and forget about it.
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