Pueblo Chemical Depot
The U.S. Army plans to begin destroying the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday.
The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.
The Army has again reduced the estimated number of defective chemical weapons stored in Colorado that have to be destroyed with explosives.
A mustard agent has been detected in the Pueblo military facility charged with housing chemical weapons.
Over 3,000 civilian military workers are back on the job in Colorado.
A federal appeals court says Colorado doesn’t have the authority to set a deadline for destroying chemical weapons stored at an Army facility outside Pueblo.
The Army says using explosives to destroy leaking chemical weapons at a Colorado storage site would cause no significant environmental impacts.
A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama over the weekend includes more than $400 million for Colorado construction projects.
Federal officials say safety is still a concern at the Pueblo Chemical Depot because of leaking weapons.