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  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Aerial View. U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo.
  • Mustard Gas Shells

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    Bottles of mustard gas were among the hazardous materials held at the Pueblo Chemical Weapons Depot from 1942 to 1996, when the facility served as a weapons storage site. Today, mustard gas shells, along with other dangerous projectiles stored at the site, are currently being destroyed  at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant.
    Mustard Gas Shells

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References: 

History of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot,” CMA Fact Sheet, August 8, 2012.

Daryl Kimball and Tom Collina, “The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty at a Glance,” Arms Control Association, last modified May 23, 2014.

Vladimír Pitschmann, “Overall View of Chemical and Biochemical Weapons,” Toxins 6, no. 6 (June 2014).

Mary B. Powers, “Chemical Weapon Plant Halted In Design Cost Controversy,” ENR: Engineering News-Record 254, no. 2 (January 17, 2005).

Pueblo, CO,” US Army Chemical Materials Activity, September 6, 2012.

Chris Woodka, “Army, Local Authority View Chemical Depot Differently,” Pueblo Chieftain, July 19, 1998.

Chris Woodka, “Ready for a 16,000-acre Makeover?” Pueblo Chieftain, July 9, 2015.

Additional Information: 

Bechtel Corporation, “Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot, Colorado, USA.”

Dan Elliott, “U.S. to destroy largest remaining chemical weapons cache,” USA Today, February 4, 2015.

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