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4 years 3 weeks ago

X-ray operations at Chemical Depot completed

Work crews completed X-ray operations on 540 mustard filled munitions at the Pueblo Chemical Depot last Friday, June 25. The X-ray operations began on June 7. It was a joint effort between Pueblo Chemical Depot, the U.S. Army 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive...

4 years 1 month ago

Fisherman blistered by mustard agent

A Massachusetts doctor treating a commercial fisherman who was sickened after his boat pulled up munitions tainted with chemicals says tests show he was exposed to mustard gas. Dr. Edward Boyer, a toxicologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., says the man had painful blisters on an...

4 years 5 months ago

Federal budget includes money for Pueblo Chemical Depot

President Obama's proposed 2011 federal budget includes funding to keep construction of a chemical weapons destruction facility on track. Congress has mandated destruction of thousands of mortars containing mustard agent at Pueblo Chemical Depot east of Pueblo by 2017. The facility is already under construction. The President's budget proposal...

4 years 10 months ago

Chemical Depot tests emergency response

Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare...

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