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Preparations continue to destroy chemical weapons

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Construction is continuing on a plant in
Madison County that will begin to destroy a stockpile of chemical
weapons in about five years.
Work on the plant at Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond is 45
percent complete, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Site project manager Jeff Brubaker said at a recent public
meeting that workers made good progress in the past 12 months.
The plant won't be finished until 2016, and the destruction of
the 523 tons of weapons won't be finished until 2021, according to
current schedules.
The preparations to destroy the chemical weapons in Kentucky
come as the destruction of such weapons was completed this year in
Alabama and Oregon.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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