Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Nerve Agent Emission Found at Kentucky Depot
A small amount of leaked sarin nerve agent was discovered in a structure used to store M55 chemical warfare rockets at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, the Richmond Register reported on Monday (see GSN, March 13).
A specialized filter has been attached to one vent to prevent any dangerous material from escaping into the environment.
“At this time, the leak poses no danger or risk to the citizens of Madison or surrounding counties,” according to a depot press release (Richmond Register, Aug. 6).
Oct. 31, 2013
This CNS issue brief examines the lessons learned from dismantling Libya and Iraq's chemical weapons programs and what these two cases presage for disarmament in Syria. In particular, this article explores the challenges relating to ensuring material and physical security for both inspectors and the chemical weapons stockpile itself; verifying the accuracy and completeness of disclosed inventories; and developing effective monitoring and verification regimes for the long-term. The conclusion examines recommendations stemming from this analysis.
Oct. 21, 2013
The UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection examines implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in all of the regions and countries of the world to-date.
This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.