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Depot To Begin Destroying Mustard Gas Stockpile

Posted at 6:30 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 06:51:48-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County is preparing to mark a milestone when it begins destroying its chemical weapons stockpile.

It will begin dismantling mustard gas projectiles within the next several weeks.

Senator Mitch McConnell will be making a visit May 29, along with Department of Defense leaders and guests, to cut the ribbon on the new “agent-destruction pilot plant.”

The main plant, which will destroy the nerve agent, is expected to start up later this year.