Chemical Weapons

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.

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.

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.