Posted: Jun 4, 2010 9:39 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jun 4, 2010 9:39 AM
An automated monitoring system detected a mustard gas leak inside an igloo at the Pueblo Chemical Depot Thursday. Specially trained personnel placed impermeable covers over the munitions pallets, then monitored the air inside.
Prior to the start of the isolation operation, a charcoal filter was attached to the air vent on the back of the storage structure. The air filtration unit cleans the contaminated air inside the igloo by forcing the air through the carbon filters.
A Depot spokesman says workers and people in the surrounding community were never in danger. County and state officials have been notified of the leak.