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Heat Safety for People and Pets in Vehicles

With the summer months upon us, now is the time to learn about the dangers of heatstroke and being trapped in a hot car. Learn how the temperature outside may affect the temperature inside your vehicle. Heatstroke is dangerous and can be deadly. Never leave children, pets, or older adults unattended …

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Alternate Routes: Lessons Learned

What this means for child care programs: Plan out your travel routes, do you cross over or under any roads? How would your route change if these routes were suddenly closed? Review your communication plans. The collapse in Atlanta stranded people in grid-lock for hours. Parents, how would you communicate …

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To Safely Dispose of Chemical Weapons, The U.S. Army Has Developed Some Next-Level Tools

As lethal as any conventional attack, compounds like sarin and the nerve gas VX also cause an alarming amount of pain and suffering, and have been frowned upon by international governing bodies since at least the late 19th century. But getting rid of lethal chemicals encased in explosive shells is …

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10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know

There’s no denying that motorcycles are cool, fun and fuel-efficient. But it’s also true that riding a motorcycle is more risky than driving a car. The reality is, a crash as a motorcyclist is about 30 times more likely to be fatal than as a motorist, there are plenty of …

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Chemical Weapons Convention systematic inspection a success

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky.  Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited the Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA), located at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, May 12-17 to perform the systematic stockpile verification inspection, an annual process that has been taking place for 20 …

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McConnell: Budget Secures Resources to Benefit Kentucky

The $1 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday not only keeps the federal government open through September, it also includes additional money to pay for the destruction of chemical agents stored at Blue Grass Army Depot. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, the Senate Majority Leader, announced the …

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How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

Face Facts: Masks can obstruct your child’s view, instead apply nontoxic face paints. Make sure oversized hats, helmets, or headpieces won’t interfere with their vision. Costume Cautions: Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark. Any store bought costumes and accessories (masks, beards, wigs) must be …

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Keep Food Safe in a Power Outage

How long will food stored in the refrigerator be safe to eat during a power outage? Emergencies happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy begins with an emergency plan. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power …

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Leader of Chemical Weapons Destruction Program Retires

The Program Executive Officer who leads the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program marked his retirement during a ceremony April 26 on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. “I am ending a career I never imagined I would have and one in which I never had to worry about …

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Chemical weapons destruction delayed at Blue Grass Army Depot

The destruction of Madison County’s stockpile of chemical weapons was scheduled to start next year, but officials said Thursday that unexpected costs at a Richmond plant and at a sister plant in Colorado have changed those plans. The destruction of 15,000 projectiles containing mustard or blister agent was projected to start …