Chemical Weapons

Umatilla Chemical Depot
3:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Demolition Of Oregon Chemical Weapons Site On Schedule

US Army

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 2:59 pm

Just as international talks ramp up about chemical weapons in Syria, the last remaining signs of similar deadly munitions in the Northwest are going away.

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McDermott's Reaction To Syria
4:40 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Washington Congressman Jim McDermott Says President Obama Should Wait On Military Action In Syria

Washington Congressman Jim McDermott
Credit US House of Representatives

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about the situation in Syria. On Monday, Syria said it would consider getting rid of its chemical weapons after Russian officials encouraged that action.

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Tracing Chemical Agents
6:31 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Northwest Scientists Discovering New Ways To Trace Chemical Weapons

Carlos Fraga, center, is a Ph.D. chemist for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Along with chemist Brian Dockendorff, left, and chemical engineer Gabriel Perez Acosta. He is trying to find ways to trace chemical agents back to their sources.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

President Barack Obama has been publicly warning Syria’s leaders not to use chemical weapons against their own people. The news is unexpectedly relevant in southeast Washington. Researchers at at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing new scientific techniques to trace chemical agents back to their sources.

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