US begins to destroy ammunition with sarin


US military from a facility in Kentucky (USA), on the site of which chemical stockpiles are stored weapons, announced on Tuesday that they had recently begun eliminating munitions containing the deadly nerve agent sarin.


The Blue Grass military warehouse in Kentucky originally housed a warehouse with 523,4 tons of chemical weapons. He was equipped with 155-mm artillery shells with mustard gas and VX, 8-inch shells with sarin and M55 rockets with sarin and VX. Currently, there are more than 101 munitions with chemical warfare agents.

In June 2019, the warehouse began to destroy weapons with mustard gas, as of January 22, 2020, about 15,8 tons of the chemical substance were destroyed. Last week, the full-scale elimination of ammunition with sarin began. The process takes place in two stages. First, neutralization is carried out, which provides for the separation of the substance from the explosive component and obtaining from it a mixture called hydrolyzate. After this, the destruction of organic materials is carried out: the hydrolyzate is split into carbon dioxide, water and salts.

Despite the United States signing a chemical weapons agreement that prohibits the large-scale production, development, use and stockpiling of chemical warfare agents, Washington was unable to fulfill its commitments and eliminate its arsenals by 2012. At the same time, Russia completed this process in 2017.
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  1. Hunter 2 24 January 2020 05: 01 New
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    Finally, we began the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles! Russia has already eliminated its Chemical Arsenals, let's see how long it takes the United States!
    1. Vladimir_2U 24 January 2020 05: 05 New
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      Washington was unable to fulfill its commitments and eliminate its arsenals by 2012. At the same time, Russia completed this process in 2017.
      From such a hi-tech, the Americans are leisurely, not like ours, bast.
      1. Shurik70 24 January 2020 13: 55 New
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        Quote: Hunter 2
        At last

        Why would you? Signed on April 29, 1997, and scored on their signature for almost a quarter century.
        And suddenly, for no reason ...
        Seems to me ammunition expired.
    2. Monar 24 January 2020 05: 33 New
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      For half a year, 16 tons out of 530 ... Roughly rounded, we get another 16 years ... Nu-nu ...
      Tomorrow wants to withdraw from the contract. In response to the emergence of chemical weapons from penguins of Madagascar. So I see no reason for optimism.
      1. solzh 24 January 2020 10: 28 New
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        I see no reason for optimism.

        What optimism can there be. They are not in a hurry. Anyway, the States do not respect themselves. It is we who are fulfilling our commitments, and the United States is always finding some excuse to get out of commitments.
      2. Captain Pushkin 24 January 2020 13: 10 New
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        Quote: Monar
        I see no reason for optimism.

        If they wanted to dispose of chemical weapons, they would have been disposed of long ago. Syrian chemical weapons, about 2000 tons, were processed almost instantly ...
        Or transported to their warehouses?
    3. Invoce 24 January 2020 08: 36 New
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      Quote: Hunter 2
      Finally, we began the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles! Russia has already eliminated its Chemical Arsenals, let's see how long it takes the United States!


      Destroyed not because the contract obliges, but because the shelf life has expired. BB, OV has a limited shelf life and decomposes from time to time. When using this ammunition, damage to the enemy’s manpower is not predictable, and incidents can occur during storage .. something like this sad
      1. Captain Pushkin 24 January 2020 13: 16 New
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        Quote: Invoce
        OM has a limited shelf life and decomposes over time.

        So after all, the oldest OM - mustard and sarin are disposed of. And they do not fit into the concept of modern warfare - after application, the area is closed to both strangers and their own.
        Newer, binary, after application, decompose for a limited time and the area becomes open to its troops.
        Nothing is heard about the destruction of binary OBs.
        1. Kasym 24 January 2020 21: 26 New
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          I do not see the point in OB. When applied, another type of weapon of mass destruction in the form of tactical nuclear weapons may fly back. hi
  2. maidan.izrailovich 24 January 2020 05: 06 New
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    ... Washington could not to fulfill their obligations and liquidate appropriate arsenals by 2012 year.

    Could not or did not want to? However, there is a difference.
    I doubt that the powerful economic power, which the United States is, could not do something there.
    As usual, they didn’t give a damn about all the arrangements.
  3. Thrifty 24 January 2020 05: 09 New
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    We are waiting for the appearance of chemical weapons of the United States, at least in Syria! For if the United States screams that they have begun to "destroy" something, then the indestructible spreads like an infection around the world!
  4. rocket757 24 January 2020 05: 09 New
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    To promise does not mean ... uh, this time still means.
    1. Alex_You 24 January 2020 05: 18 New
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      Shelf life expired, it is possible under the knife.
      1. rocket757 24 January 2020 07: 05 New
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        Shelf life expired, it is possible under the knife.

        Dates, deadlines ... also a "frantic Gretta" could be used to tempt !!! Although, the Yankees at all and everything can easily put \ offer to rampage anywhere, but not with them!
        They are not easily accessible. Not every time an eco-friendly yacht can be provided to her .... But her frantic ones, Trump, if necessary, will level up and say that this is a good deal!
  5. riwas 24 January 2020 05: 19 New
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    Mustard, sarin is an obsolete chem. weapons. Not surprisingly, the US decided to get rid of them.
    1. K-612-O 24 January 2020 07: 14 New
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      One must not talk about mustard. For more than 100 years, it has no antidote, has a cumulative effect and is not excreted, plus high surface activity and is very stable. One of the most effective OM today. Better only VX and BZ.
      And sarin really has a significant drawback: the shelf life, over time, the phosphoric group separates and the efficiency decreases, Lc / t grows
      1. Captain Pushkin 24 January 2020 13: 20 New
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        Quote: K-612-O
        One must not talk about mustard. For more than 100 years, it has no antidote, has a cumulative effect and is not excreted, plus high surface activity and is very stable

        That's why they destroy it - it is dangerous for its troops. Now it’s important to dump something, to poison all living things in the district and that in a few hours the OM would decompose into harmless components - you can go in, count trophies.
  6. aszzz888 24 January 2020 05: 33 New
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    Washington was unable to fulfill its commitments and eliminate its arsenals by 2012. At the same time, Russia completed this process in 2017.
    And, as I recall, the mericatos justified this LACK !!! grandmas. bully And who believed that?
  7. K-50 24 January 2020 06: 36 New
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    The Blue Grass military warehouse in Kentucky’s Madison County originally housed a warehouse with 523,4 tons of chemical weapons. In June 2019, the warehouse began to destroy weapons with mustard gas, as of January 22, 2020, about 15,8 tons of the chemical substance were destroyed.

    At such a pace, twenty years are getting stuck, and then on condition that they do not work out a new one.
    8 inch sarin shells

    The weapons have long been decommissioned, and any infection was stored. How would they use them?
    They also need money for storage, and then they “cry” that there is not enough money. certainly not enough if they do not contain what is needed for decades. No billions will be enough. fellow lol
  8. krops777 24 January 2020 07: 27 New
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    However, the ammunition is aging, but there is no war, no matter how you get around (the precedents for some data from leakage of BWOs have taken place), they are disposed of.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi 24 January 2020 15: 30 New
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      Export to Syria and Libya. There will always be application. And the performers are White Helmets from Mi-6.
  9. thinker 24 January 2020 08: 35 New
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    And why did Russia "run ahead of the engine"? Destroyed 40 thousand tons in 2017, and hegemons plan 28 thousand tons by the end of 2023. Dear VO, write an article on how to convert the objects “Gorny”, “Kambarka”, “Kizner”, “Maradykovsky”, “Leonidovka”, “Shchuchye” and “Pochep”.
  10. Victor March 47 24 January 2020 11: 10 New
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    Quote: Invoce
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Finally, we began the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles! Russia has already eliminated its Chemical Arsenals, let's see how long it takes the United States!


    Destroyed not because the contract obliges, but because the shelf life has expired. BB, OV has a limited shelf life and decomposes from time to time. When using this ammunition, damage to the enemy’s manpower is not predictable, and incidents can occur during storage .. something like this sad

    They destroy it not because it is outdated, but because on its own territory to keep this infection is to help their enemies. Why, one wonders, should we bother, rack our brains and equipment, delivering these poisonous gifts to them, when there, on the spot, there is something that can be disturbed either by sabotage or bombing. 5 kilometers from me WAS such a warehouse. Now there is no. Anyone and everyone will understand that I am now calmer. Accidents can be excluded only by the Lord God.
  11. Victor March 47 24 January 2020 11: 17 New
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    Quote: thinker
    And why did Russia "run ahead of the engine"? Destroyed 40 thousand tons in 2017, and hegemons plan 28 thousand tons by the end of 2023. Dear VO, write an article on how to convert the objects “Gorny”, “Kambarka”, “Kizner”, “Maradykovsky”, “Leonidovka”, “Shchuchye” and “Pochep”.

    So that Leonidovka could not threaten me, living 5 km from her. Living nearby is not ice. You reason like that, because you live far away from these Leonidovs. To bomb the enemy with these candies is still a lot of work. Why do we have to rack our brains and equipment by delivering them our gifts, when there, in place, they have everything. Sabotage, bombing, accident initiation .... And hello.
  12. Old26 24 January 2020 13: 54 New
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    What optimism can there be. They are not in a hurry. Anyway, the States do not respect themselves. It is we who are fulfilling our commitments, and the United States is always finding some excuse to get out of commitments.

    Not in a hurry ???? but we sometimes run ahead of the engine. Some of our "chemical generals" received many preferences for "taking up the Stakhanov watch for the destruction of chemical weapons. Prizes, honors, awards, positions
    Initially, we and the Americans were supposed to complete the destruction of chemical weapons in 2012. It turned out that this is not real. The agreement was extended for 7 years. Until the end of 2018. We “shockedly” destroyed our chemical weapons a year or so earlier. And this is despite the fact that in 2015-2016 Russia and the United States adopted the Wyoming Memorandum, according to which both Russia and the United States could save 2023% of the total stocks of their own chemical weapons until the end of 5, i.e. for the next 2023 years after the end of the destruction period at the end of 5.
    And the Americans, in accordance with the agreement with us, began in 2019 the destruction of the remnants of their chemical weapons. Stocks at Blue Grass are 523 short tons or 474 normal tons of chemical weapons. The completion date is scheduled for 2023

    Quote: Monar
    For half a year, 16 tons out of 530 ... Roughly rounded, we get another 16 years ...

    The fact that for the six months in 2019 they destroyed 16 tons does not mean that the volumes will not increase. It also happened in our country that in 2008, 5000 tons were destroyed, and in 2012, 15000 tons. A simple division calculation is not good here
  13. Operator 24 January 2020 14: 18 New
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    And here the United States managed to lag behind the Russian Federation by a whole century - we have already technologically switched to new novices such as the Novichok, and they are still messing with sarin from shaggy 1938 bully
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi 24 January 2020 15: 27 New
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      The newcomer is already purely Anglo-American property. Almost all laboratory workers moved to the United States, several to Britain.
      1. Operator 24 January 2020 15: 51 New
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        For serial production, the main thing is not laboratory experiments with various versions of Novichka (some of the Soviet participants who emigrated to the West in the early 1990s), but the technology of large-capacity production, industrial equipment, and production documentation that remained in the Russian Federation.

        But I had in mind something else: the Russian Federation three years ago technologically completely switched to the most effective in terms of slaughter (leader in striking ability), universality of use (in gas, liquid, aerosol and gel) and component production, storage, transportation and liquidation (in safe binary form) organophosphorus OM of the fourth generation, and the USA - still not.
  14. Oyo Sarkazmi 24 January 2020 15: 25 New
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    Exported to Syria and Libya under the guise of liquidation?
  15. gorez.69 25 January 2020 09: 15 New
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    One hundred pounds, they came up with something to replace
  16. lvov_aleksey 25 January 2020 22: 33 New
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    we will not compare the extent of corruption, it’s like. with p.
    ps and treat us with a bang