Nerve Agent Destruction

The Blue Grass Army Depot has started destroying nerve agent stored at the facility. More than 500 tons of chemical weapons are being housed on the compound. The weapons are destroyed through a two-step process called neutralization, followed by supercritical water oxidation. Automated machines take the weapons apart, drain the chemicals, and then mix it with water and chemicals to break down the mixture into a less hazardous material. That mixture is put under pressure and then heated to more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit before it can be safely recycled. As of Jan. 10, more than 15 tons of chemical agent have been destroyed in Kentucky. The destruction of the weapons is set to be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.

Source: MG News

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