Ky. facility finishes phase of chemical weapons destruction

Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A stockpile of Cold War-era projectiles carrying a deadly nerve agent has been destroyed in Kentucky. It’s the first project of a new chemical weapons destruction plant to be completed. Officials at the The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant have eliminated a stock of 8-inch projectiles that carried about 28 tons of GB agent. It’s also known as sarin. The munitions were destroyed May 11. The full stockpile of weapons includes more than 500 tons of mustard gas, sarin or VX agent stored at an Army depot near Richmond.