Syria chemical weapons to be destroyed by US Army on ship
Newscast Media PORTSMOUTH, Virginia—Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected
to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship,
the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.
The nearly 200-meter-long ship, now in Portsmouth, will travel to a yet-to-be
specified location in the Mediterranean, where it will take on about 700 metric tons of
both mustard gas and “DF compound,” a component of the chemical weapon sarin
gas. Specialists will use two new, recently installed “field-deployable hydrolysis
systems” to neutralize the chemicals.
It’s expected the weapons destruction will take about 90 days. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>