Ship Preps for Chemical Weapon Mission

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Friday, January 03, 2014
According to a recent report on Reuters, a U.S.-owned cargo ship is being prepared for deployment in about two weeks ... it's mission: to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
 
MV Cape Ray is reportedly being outfitted with modular housing to accommodate three times it normal complement of personnel, plus two hydrolysis units for destroying Syrian chemicals used in mustard and nerve gas weapons.
 
Syria agreed to eliminate its chemical weapons last year in the face of threatened U.S. military action. 
 
The U.S. had developed a portable machine for destroying chemical weapons precursors and offered to neutralize the portion of Syria's agents that were too toxic to be dealt with directly by companies that process hazardous materials.
 
(Source: Reuters & Staff)

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