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Latest Press Releases

CHEM WEAPONS PROJECT SEES COST/SCHEDULE ESTIMATES INCREASE
Posted April 18, 2012


AWCA CHEMICAL WEAPONS DISPOSAL BUDGET REQUEST SEES INCREASE
Posted February 14, 2012


US AVOIDS PENALTIES FOR MISSING WEAPONS DESTRUCTION DEADLINE
Posted December 22, 2011


US AMBASSADOR VISITS KY TO SPEAK ON INERNATIONAL CHEM WEAPONS TREATY
Posted November 10, 2011

Dr. Robert P. Mikulak, US Ambassador to the
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(at left) and CWWG Director Craig Williams are
pictured at a dinner honoring the Ambassador held at the Arlington Club in Richmond, November 8.


PRESIDENT'S BUDGET REQUEST SEEKS FULL FUNDING FOR CHEM-WEAPONS DISPOSAL
EFFORTS IN CO & KY

Posted February 15, 2011


CHANDLER AMENDMENT STOPS POTENTIAL SLOWDOWN OF CHEM WEAPONS PROJECT
Posted June 2, 2010


DEPOT CHEMICAL WEAPONS STOCKPILE PASSES INTERNATIONAL INSPECTION
Posted March 1, 2010


PRESIDENT'S 2011 BUDGET REQUEST FULLY FUNDS CHEMICAL WEAPONS DISPOSAL EFFORTS IN COLORADO AND KENTUCKY
Posted February 1, 2010


HOUSE APPROVES DEFENSE BILL INCLUDING KY AND CO CHEM WEAPONS DISPOSAL PROJECTS
Posted July 31, 2009


SENATE COMMITTEE INCREASES KY CHEM WEAPONS DISPOSAL BUDGET BY $5 MILLION FOR 2010
Posted July 9, 2009


PENTAGON REPORT SAYS CO & KY HYDROLYSATE WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OFF-SITE
Posted May 15, 2009


KY/CO CHEM WEAPONS BUDGET REQUEST
FOR
2010 UP $250 MILLION
Posted May 6, 2009


ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO "TOLERATE" SMALL SHIPMENT OF CHEM WARFARE WASTE TO TEXAS
Posted Dec. 10, 2008


PENTAGON REPORT REVISITS TRANSPORTATION
OF DEADLY CHEM WEAPONS TO HASTEN
DISPOSAL EFFORT

Posted July 2, 2008


CWWG DIRECTOR RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Posted May 12, 2008


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Recent (June 2011 to present) News Articles
Relevant to Chemical Weapons Disposal

Archive of Articles Posted 02/01 thru 05/11


Richmond Register

06/14/12 "Construction pause re-emphasizes safety"

Links posted June 13, 2012

Richmond Register

06/13/12 "Madison County youth to attend Earth Summit in Brazil"

Links posted June 7, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

06/06/12 "2 Pueblo teens join energy summit: They will report on chem demil program..."

Links posted May 23, 2012

Richmond Register

05/21/12 "Chemical weapons destruction plant is halfway to completion"

05/18/12 "What kind of cloud is that?"

Links posted May 14, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

05/06/12 "Army extends Depot comment period"
05/07/12 "Safety slacks slow weapons plant progress"

Links posted May 4, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

05/03/12 "4 ways to destroy leaking poisonous shells are detailed"

Richmond Register

05/04/12 "Chemical agent plant construction paused to improve safety"

Lexington Herald-Leader

05/03/12 "Work is temporarily halted on plant to destroy chemical weapons at Blue Grass Army Depot"

Global Security Newswire

04/30/12 "Chemical Weapons Convention Hits Milestone Anniversary"

Deseret News

04/25/12 "Workers have exit strategy as Tooele chemical weapons plant nears an end"

Links posted April 18, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

04/18/12 "High cost of destroying weapons"

Richmond Register

04/18/12 "Weapons disposal cost could rise $2.6 billion"

Associated Press

04/17/12 "End date pushed back to destroy chemical weapons"

Lexington Herald-Leader

04/17/12 "U.S. says destruction of chemicals at Blue Grass will take longer cost more"

Links posted March 14, 2012

Richmond Register

03/14/12 "Weapons destruction plant completion is nearing halfway point"

Links posted February 21, 2012

Richmond Register

02/21/12 "Vessel makes 1,800-mile journey"

Lexington Herald-Leader

02/20/12 "200-foot tractor-trailer passes through Lexington"

Links posted February 16, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

02/15/12 "Obama cuts won't hit chem demil"

Richmond Register

02/15/12 "President’s budget would boost funds for depot weapon disposal"

Lexington Hearld-Leader

02/14/12 "Obama's budget request includes increase for chemical weapons disposal"

Links posted February 14, 2012

Courier-Journal

02/13/12 "Obama budget includes plan that could help bridges funding"

Links posted January 26, 2012

Pueblo Chieftain

01/26/12 "Weapons destruction moving slowly"

Links posted January 25, 2012

Jakarta Post

01/26/12 "N. Korea tried to ship WMD reagent in 2009"

Seattle Times

01/25/12 "Inspectors agre: Chemical weapons gone from Oregon depot"

The Gazzette

01/25/12 "Army names boss for chemical weapons in Colo., Ky."

Deseret News

01/18/12 "Last of chemical weapons slated to be destroyed in Tooele"

Sacramento Bee

01/18/12 "US Army burns off final chemical weapons in Utah"

Washington Post

01/18/12 "US Army destroys largest stockpile of chemicals weapons, in Utah"

Pueblo Chieftain

01/13/12 "Chem demil plant nearing completion"

Ineternational The News

01/11/11 "Peace, security responsibility of member states: Uzumcu"

Links posted January 2, 2012

Lexington Herald

12/26/11 "Weapons destruction plant at Richmond depot almost half

Richmond Register

12/08/11 "US escapes penalties for missing weapons destruction deadline"

Lexington Herald-Leader

12/04/11 "US won't be sanctioned for missing chemical weapons destruction deadline"
12/02/11 "Berea man is accused of stealing 8,200 worth of ammunition"

Pueblo Chieftain

12/02/11 "Panel: Weapons Destruction Deadline Won't Be Met"

Global Security Newswire

12/01/11 "Chemical Weapons Holders Avoid Penalties for Missing Disposal Deadline"
11/30/11 "Russia, U.S. Under Microscope at Chemical Weapons Pact Meeting"

Chemical & Engineering News

11/28/11 "Chemical Weapons Checkpoint"

Anniston Star

11/09/11 LTE "Poisoning our community"

Links posted November 14, 2011

Richmond Register

11/14/11  "U.S. Ambassador to chemical weapons organization visits"

Links posted November 10, 2011

Lexington Herald-Leader

11/10/11  "A U.S. Ambassador praises disposal plans at Blue Grass Army Depot"

Los Angeles Times

10/25/11  "Chemical weapon stockpile destroyed at Oregon's Umatilla site"

Anniston Star

10/09/11  "Sincere hope for community's future"
09/26/11  "Army report looks at possible new uses for incinerator"
09/23/11  "Many workers will stick around for cleanup"
09/18/11  "The end draws near for chemical weapons incineration in Anniston"

Examiner

09/22/11  "No more chemical weapons stored in Alabama"

Links posted September 15, 2011

Lexington Herald-Leader

09/14/11  "Report strongly suggests Blue Grass Army Depot explode mustard rounds"

Richmond Register

09/14/11  "Depot's projectile X-ray mission complete"

Canadian Business

09/05/11  "Utah to lose 1,300 jobs when munitions sites close"

Deseret News

08/31/11  "Chemical weapons diminish in Tooele, even as international fears rise over Libya, Syria"

Global Security Newswire

08/23/11  "New Technology Quickens Pace of Chemical Weapons Disposal at Umatilla"

Pueblo Chieftain

08/19/11  "Udall can wait on weapons destruction"

International Analyst News

09/14/11  "Exclusive report by Gjergj Thanasi: Albania & Chemical weapons"

Links posted July 27, 2011

East Oregonian

07/17/11  "Gearing up for Shutdown"
07/09/11  "Control of depot closure slipping"

The Oregonian

07/09/11  "Area plan for Umatilla Chemical Depot suddenly in peril"

Global Security Newswire

07/05/11  "Anniston Finishing Off Chemical Weapons Stockpile"

Links posted June 29, 2011

Hermiston Herald

06/25/11  "Lawmakers protest Depot plan"

GovCon Wire

06/23/11  "Parsons Teams with Chemical Weapons Specialist on $950M IDIQ"

Richmond Register

06/22/11  "Depot gets 'good inspection' on chemical weapon storage"

Pueblo Chieftain

06/22/11  "Weapons chairwoman unfazed by Army time line"
06/21/11  "Pentagon on chemical weapons: Not so fast"

East Oregonian

06/17/11  "Depot resumes weapons destruction"

Global Security Newswire

06/17/11  "Chemical Weapons Disposal Program Passes Cost Review"

Links posted June 20, 2011

Richmond Register

06/16/11  "Weapons destruction program re-certified"

Lexington Herald-Leader

06/15/11  "X-rays of mustard projectiles completed at Blue Grass Army Depot"

Links to News Articles Relevant to Chemical Weapons Disposal
Posted February 2001 thru April 2011
(Early links may no longer work.)