Chemical Leak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Employees at the Anniston Army Depot found another M55 rocket leaking nerve agent. Spokeswoman Cathy Coleman said a low level of GB nerve agent, or sarin, was detected Wednesday outside a concrete igloo where the rocket is stored.

She said the rocket will be placed in a larger container and moved to a larger bunker where other damaged rockets are stored.

Depot workers have found 881 leaking rockets since 1982. In August, the Army began destroying its stockpile of chemical weapons at the facility.

No injuries were reported.


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