Chemical Weapons Program to Face Cuts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Pentagon plans to spend far less than advocates want on disposal of chemical weapons at Army depots in Colorado and Kentucky.

Government documents obtained by a nonprofit group show the Pentagon will propose spending about 31 million dollars annually on the disposal of chemical weapons in Colorado and Kentucky over the next five years.

Presumably, each site would get half that amount.

The Pueblo facility got five million dollars this year.

Craig Williams is the director of the Chemical Weapons Working group. She says each depot needs at least 140 million dollars annually over the next five years.

Budget documents say that amount of money wouldn't be made available for the sites until the 2011 fiscal year.

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