Within a month, Calhoun County residents should begin receiving protective gear for use in case of an accident at the Anniston Army Depot's Chemical Weapons Stockpile.
This comes after the Calhoun County Commission agreed to a $14 million contract with a supplier, Centech Incorporated. The federal government came up with the final $5 million for the program.
An official with the county emergency management agency said they are ready to move to the next phase and get the equipment into the hands of the people of Calhoun County.
The equipment will be distributed according to residents’ closeness to the chemical weapons incinerator at the depot.