Some background: there are chemical weapons storage sites in Richmond KY and Pueblo CO that need to be dismantled for two reasons: (1) as a matter of safety, as the Cold War-era weapons are deteriorating; and (2) because the United States is obligated to destroy them by 2012, due to the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty.
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The agency was in line to get about $250 million. The bottom line for the depot: A cut of about $110 million.
Because of the budget deficits, they're actually considering transporting these weapons across the country to existing incinerator sites. (Shipping aged chemical weapons via the nation's highways? What could possibly go wrong?) From the Pueblo (CO) Chieftain:
The MSM has been almost completely silent on this. Fox News actually covered this story, but they left many details out. I know, it's hard to believe that such a reputable news organization would omit any details!