Chemical Warfare Agent Disposal Public Health Oversight
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ATLANTA GA
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The chemical agent destruction program has proceeded slowly and with due deliberation. The DHHS oversight mechanism envisioned by Congress has generally worked well. The Army has showed good cooperation in keeping DHHS informed and involved as needed. The Army has also been very responsive in addressing the issues raised by DHHS and incorporating changes as recommended. The result of this program has been the evolution of systems that are demonstrated to be safe to both workers and the public. To maintain the level of effectiveness achieved will require a continued vigilance by the Army, DHHS, and regulatory agencies. New technology evolution and the emergence of new problems will continue to provide an exciting challenge for the foreseeable future.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare