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27 Jan 2011
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Utah Army post reopens after VX nerve agent vial found –Dugway Proving Ground Reopens After Lockdown 27 Jan 2011 The Army says Dugway Proving Ground, where military weapons are tested, was locked down for hours because a small [?] amount of a nerve agent was unaccounted for. The military said in a statement Thursday the amount missing was less than one fourth of a teaspoon of VX nerve agent, which affects the body’s ability to carry messages through the nerves. The missing vial prompted a lockdown late Wednesday afternoon that lasted until the agent was found early Thursday. [Wikipedia: VX, IUPAC name O-ethyl S-[2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl] methylphosphonothioate, is an extremely toxic substance whose only application is in chemical warfare as a nerve agent. As a chemical weapon, it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations in UN Resolution 687. The production and stockpiling of VX was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993.]

Utah Army base housing chemical and biological weapons shut down over ‘serious concern’ –Army officials refused to say what prompted the lockdown. 27 Jan 2011 The Army shut down a sprawling Utah desert base where chemical and biological weapons are tested amid a “serious concern,” military officials said. Armed sentries blocked the entrances to the Dugway Proving Grounds 90 miles southwest of Salt Lake City beginning at about 7 p.m. local time. The gates were re-opened by daylight.



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