|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 13 Oct 1994 23:41:31 -0700 (PDT)|
ARMY CONCEALS C.W. SAFETY The Army, hoping to keeps its chemical weapons (CW) incineration program on track, reportedly concealed critical information which would have lent additional credence to alternative disposal schemes. The Chemical Weapons Working Group, which represents opponents of incineration at nine U.S. stockpile sites, charges "the Army has now admitted a seven-fold error in its calculations for when rockets in the stockpile could accidentally detonate." The Working Group argues that the Army should delay destruction until safer detoxification technologies are proven. It says, in a recent review of CW safety, the Army projected 120 years of safety, not 17.7 years, but it neglected to inform the public, Congress, or the National Research Council, which recently completed a review of disposal alternatives. For more information, contact the Chemical Weapons Working Group, Box 467, Berea, Kentucky, 40403. This article is reprinted from the September, 1994 edition of the CITIZENS REPORT ON THE MILITARY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. For more information, or to be place on the mailing list, contact <email@example.com>.
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