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~center~
05-29-2007, 07:36 AM
FYI, I have updated my photo album. http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/center

These are some of the PAO approved pictures from the U.S. Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities.

VX, GB Sarin, and Mustard = Nasty stuff!!! :)


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aaa.jpg

http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aab.jpg

demilitarization protective ensemble (DPE)


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aac.jpg

PPE, 155 GB projectile


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aad.jpg

http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aae.jpg

EOC control room monitors


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aaf.jpg

GB Sarin ton containers


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aag.jpg

M55 GB rocket


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aah.jpg

M687 155mm projectiles


http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/album353/aai.jpg

M55 VX rockets

zulu261
05-29-2007, 07:55 AM
For what is that stuff kept in storage?

Hydro
05-29-2007, 09:15 AM
It's in the process of being destroyed IIRC. The Cold War led to MASSIVE arsenals of nasty stuff being stockpile "just in case". Now a lot of money is spent on decomissioning and destroying chemical weapon stockpiles.

8thidpathfinderpower
05-29-2007, 09:29 AM
someone has been to deseret chemical depot in Utah..... in anwserto the question of why that crap is in storage...these are from the cold war. They always had a big stock pile incase we ever had to use the stuff....I do believe at deseret depot in Utah here, they have destroyed the stock pileof nerve agent, and are now workingon the mustard agent. I bet after they finish destroying that stuff they are going to close down that base keep guards posted, and make it a super fund clean up site...if they can clean that stuff up. Alot of leakers inside the bunkers

8thidpathfinderpower
05-29-2007, 09:37 AM
It's in the process of being destroyed IIRC. The Cold War led to MASSIVE arsenals of nasty stuff being stockpile "just in case". Now a lot of money is spent on decomissioning and destroying chemical weapon stockpiles.

I forgot when the treaty was signed that started he destruction of the stock piles

Dominique
05-29-2007, 10:13 AM
Utah's not the only place this stuff is stored or destroyed.

[WDW]Megaraptor
05-29-2007, 12:26 PM
It's in the process of being destroyed IIRC. The Cold War led to MASSIVE arsenals of nasty stuff being stockpile "just in case". Now a lot of money is spent on decomissioning and destroying chemical weapon stockpiles.

Yeah, and it takes a while to find a place to destroy it, because most people don't want that stuff being destroyed near their house...

Sand Man
05-29-2007, 12:44 PM
Assuming it doesn't explode when exposed to heat, can it be superheated til everything burns out?

8thidpathfinderpower
05-29-2007, 01:00 PM
Utah's not the only place this stuff is stored or destroyed.

Yeah,I know....but I live, oh, about 17 miles from the nations largest stockpile.... they have stuff stored in Oregon, Indiana, Maryland, Colorado,and Johnston atoll out in the pacific. In anwser to the question about inceneration....they do super heat the gases and chemicals, and that neutralizes them, and then they are released into the atmosphere as hydrogen gas.

Yes, they do have some mishaps when trying to destroy these weapons. But, the mishaps are mainly from leaking munitions.

Lamer
05-29-2007, 01:05 PM
Why just not sell the suff to some dictator. After a while you can invade his country and take the WMDs back- now you have money, WMDs and the country+ you dont have to spend money to destroy the WMDs in the first place

Can you say win-win-win rofl

calimero2
05-29-2007, 01:16 PM
I forgot when the treaty was signed that started he destruction of the stock piles

The Chemical Weapons Convention was signed in January 1993 and entered into force in April 1997:

http://www.un.org/Depts/dda/WMD/cwc/

Jern
05-29-2007, 01:35 PM
That's a place I do not want to work.. suddenly my workplace dosen't seem so bad p-)

Roaming East
05-29-2007, 03:56 PM
That's a place I do not want to work.. suddenly my workplace dosen't seem so bad p-)

Yeah but at least when the guy in cubicle next yours farts you have a gas mask already handy

Enduring Freedom
05-29-2007, 04:36 PM
Why just not sell the suff to some dictator. After a while you can invade his country and take the WMDs back- now you have money, WMDs and the country+ you dont have to spend money to destroy the WMDs in the first place

Can you say win-win-win rofl

You're a genius! :-D

~center~
05-29-2007, 04:53 PM
Assuming it doesn't explode when exposed to heat, can it be superheated til everything burns out?

The chemical itself is incapable of exploding, however some of the munitions may have a burster or fuze stored with them. Those coponents are removed and destroyed seperately. For the most part, the chemical agent will burn at around 700 F. degrees and the incinarators burn up to about 1400 F. degrees. Thats hot hot hot!
The new way to take care of the chemical agent is by chemically neutralizing it, which seems to be more politically/environmentally correct.

Echo300
05-29-2007, 06:07 PM
Thanks, ~center~ Nice photos

Martial
05-29-2007, 06:10 PM
Why just not sell the suff to some dictator. After a while you can invade his country and take the WMDs back- now you have money, WMDs and the country+ you dont have to spend money to destroy the WMDs in the first place

Can you say win-win-win rofl

Just 'cause that green ball is laughing doesn't mean you're funny.

D.U.C.K.S.
05-29-2007, 07:04 PM
Just 'cause that green ball is laughing doesn't mean you're funny.I personally find this much more funny than your The_'****_You'_state, if you ask me.. It only stops being funny after someone actually does that.

Lau
05-29-2007, 07:12 PM
Just 'cause that green ball is laughing doesn't mean you're funny.

Oh, but he is.. rofl

Dont be so serious mate. Have a hug. :hug:

M1A2U2
05-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Not to start a debate about whether Iraq had WMDs, but Im actually curious if there would be evidence of such weapons being destroyed? And if so has this evidence been found in Iraq?

sct1886
05-29-2007, 09:30 PM
For what is that stuff kept in storage?

In the 1990s there were massive quantities of German WWII and obsolete U.S chemical weapons waiting for incineration here in the U.S. The Russians had simply buried theirs, they too had large quantities of German chemical munitions as well as Russian. I remember footage of some poor Russians unearthing 88mm projectiles with their fingers crossed.

Dominique
05-29-2007, 10:42 PM
Unfortunately, several old chemical weapons have been dug up here in the. Some of the stuff dates back to WWI. It usually happens when new construction starts on some old range or storage area.

D.U.C.K.S.
05-30-2007, 04:37 AM
Not to start a debate about whether Iraq had WMDs, but Im actually curious if there would be evidence of such weapons being destroyed? And if so has this evidence been found in Iraq?Well, I think it is very hard to conceal all evidence even about a simple murder (body, blood traces, fingerprints, hair...). Now to WMDs - to remove all equipment and agents, destroy all sites, neutralize even the tiniest chemical traces, kill all people involved with the programme or at least make them silent somehow, all that in limited amount of time, in hurry and panic of the incoming invasion... guess for yourself.... if Iraqis actually managed that, then they were DAMN good at what they were doing.