Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Volume 3: Appendices A-S
ARMY CHEMICAL MATERIALS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The chemical munitions stockpile contains a variety of chemical agents in several munitions. The exact number of munitions containing chemical agents is classified because of defense considerations, but the stockpile distribution by percent of agent tonnage is shown in Fig. A.1. In addition, the types of chemicals and munitions stored at each location in the United States can be given. The attached map Fig. A.2 shows this distribution throughout the country. The lethal chemicals stored are basically three types the persistent nerve agent VX, the nonpersistent nerve agent sarin GB, and the persistent mustard agents H, HD, and HT. Additionally, there are very small quantities of Lewisite L, a blister agent similar to mustard, and of GA, the first nerve agent developed, at Tooele Army Depot TEAD. The lethal chemical munitions in storage consist of cartridges, projectiles, land mines, and rockets. Bulk agent is maintained in a limited quantity of bombs and airborne spray tanks and in a large number of bulk one-ton containers. The size and composition of the stockpile vary greatly at each of the storage sites. Appendix B discusses in more depth the toxicity of agents slated for disposal. The inventories of munitions and chemical agents differ greatly from site to site. Since no two storage-site inventories are alike, the optimal disposal program must address the unique inventory at each.
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