Pueblo Chemical Depot
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.