Mustard Agent Vapor Detected At Pueblo Chemical Depot


Mustard agent vapor was detected Tuesday during a routine weekly chemical monitoring check at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, a chemical weapons storage site associated with the U.S. Army.

The agent vapor was detected inside an igloo storing 105 mm projectiles. A chemical crew dressed in personal protective equipment are planning to enter the igloo in order to perform a visual inspection. The crew is looking for actual agent leakage.

County and state officials have been notified. More information will be provided as soon as it’s available.

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  • by So What on Sep 22, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    Really? Who cares? This happens all the time and I'm not all that surprised to be honest. We're talking about weapons that are more than half a century old... of course they're going to leak! If you had any idea of how mustard agent works you would stop trying to scare people by sensationalizing when vapor is detected. Never has the amount of "vapor" ever been large enough to cause a problem to the community even if it did get out of the igloo. This is mustard agent... not mustard gas... it's not a nerve agent or something sinister. It's a liquid that messes you up if you get it on you. Pretty simple, don't touch it. Now if someone breaks in and starts stealing that stuff then yes, please let us know. Otherwise, stop panicking. It's pathetic.
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