"U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea"

"THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have been destroyed with neutralization technology aboard the ship while sailing in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The destruction operations were continuously monitored and verified on the M/V Cape Ray by a team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The OPCW is the implementing body of the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty with 190 Member States, who are working together to achieve a world free of chemical weapons."

Environment News Service had the story August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014