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Monitors Detect GB Vapor Leak

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Date: August 06, 2012

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Monitors Detect GB Vapor Leak

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky.  Army officials report while performing weekly headwall monitoring, the Real Time Analytical Platform detected low levels of GB agent vapor in chemical weapons igloo, containing M55 GB Rockets.

Although “leakers” in chemical munitions are relatively rare, safety detecting, isolating, and mitigating leaking munitions is a normal part of chemical storage operations. The Toxic chemical workers have connected a 1,000 cubic feet-per-minute filter to the rear vent of the igloo.

At this time the leak poses no danger or risk to the citizens of Madison or surrounding counties. The Madison County Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Emergency Management Agency were notified of the vapor leak.



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