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Kentucky plant begins destroying deadly VX stockpile

Jan. 14, 2021 4:22 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chemical weapons destruction facility has begun eliminating its stockpile of VX nerve agent. The first munitions with the deadly nerve agent were destroyed at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent plant on Sunday. The plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County began...

A policeman at the scene after a bomb was found in a a residential area in the Gallus district of Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. German explosives experts have successfully defused and disposed of a 500 kilogram (1,100 pound) bomb in the country’s financial capital Frankfurt, which was dropped during World War II and discovered during recent construction. Some 13,000 residents were evacuated from the city’s Gallus district Sunday and trains were stopped from running through the area as Hesse state experts went to work on the bomb. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)

German experts defuse WWII-era bomb found in Frankfurt

Dec. 6, 2020 11:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German explosives experts successfully defused and disposed of a 500-kilogram (1,100 pound) bomb Sunday in the country's financial capital Frankfurt, which was dropped during World War II and discovered during recent construction. About 13,000 residents were evacuated from the city's Gallus...