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Jun 15, 2010 8:27 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Army reseals 3 chemical weapons in Pueblo

The Army has resealed three shells that were leaking mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

Depot spokesman Chuck Sprague says the leaks were very small and that none of the vapor got out of the bunker where the shells are stored. No one was injured.

The vapor was detected last month and the leaking shells were identified on June 8. Crews finished resealing them on Monday.

Sprague says the shells were already inside sealed containers because they had leaked before or had been drilled for testing. He says those earlier containers leaked, so crews put them inside new, larger sealed containers.

The PCD has 2,600 tons of mustard agent awaiting destruction under international treaty.

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