Photos: US Army Facility Destroys Last of Sarin-Laced 8-Inch Artillery Shells | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Photos: US Army Facility Destroys Last of Sarin-Laced 8-Inch Artillery Shells

A US Army facility in Kentucky announced earlier this week it had destroyed the last of the United States’ 8-inch artillery shells containing the nerve agent sarin. It is one of two such plants scheduled to destroy the entire stock of US chemical weapons before 2024.

On Tuesday, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) announced it had completed the project it began in January of destroying the US Army’s stock of GB, the NATO designation for the sarin gas poisonous nerve agent.

“We are one step closer to destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile in Kentucky and fulfilling our pledge to the nation and an international arms control treaty,” Michael S. Abaie, chief of the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA), said in the Tuesday news release. “The performance at this facility has been incredible, and that’s aside from doing this work safely during a pandemic. We are all justifiably proud of this team.”

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