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Chemicals allegedly used in Syria are the type stored by the U.S. in Kentucky

  By Greg Kocher — gkocher1@herald-leader.com The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria thrusts the international spotlight onto the same deadly “nerve agents” stored at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County. Sarin, one of the world’s most dangerous chemical warfare agents, has been identified by the United States …

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“Chemical Weapons disposal plant more than 70% complete”

RICHMOND, KY. — Construction of a long-awaited weapons disposal facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot is 71 percent complete, and it remains on track to begin operations in 2020, officials said Monday following a site tour by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. McConnell, who has pushed for federal funding to …

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“Watch for the Buses”

BUS SAFETY: Sit still so the driver can pay attention to the road.Kentucky has more than 1,200 schools.  More than a 648,000 children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from school every day. They also depend on us to know the law and drive safely …

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“Back to School Safety”

The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER: Remind your child that she is not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra …

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Amplified Explosions At Bluegrass Army Depot Alarm Neighbors

July 18, 2013 By Stu Johnson and WEKU News WEKU’s Stu Johnson reports series explosions frighten neighbors, as Bluegrass Army Depot detonate obsolete munitions. Residents of Madison County heard a disturbing wake-up call Thursday morning. They heard explosions coming from the Blue Grass Army Depot. It was a typical summertime detonation …

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“Summer is here… BE PREPARED”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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Explosive Destruction Technology Environmental Assessment Public Meeting July 16

A public meeting to discuss the environmental assessment of the proposed installation and operation of an explosive destruction technology facility at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Carl D. Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond, Ky. The …

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“Disaster and Emergency Animal Shelter”

The Garrard County Animal Control office now has a disaster and emergency shelter animal trailer unit.  The Garrard County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) through the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) purchased the trailer earlier this year. The self-contained trailer has the capibilties to hold a little over a dozen …

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Weapons destruction plant continues; second phase begins

By Sarah Hogsed Register News Writer RICHMOND — Construction of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant is more than 68 percent complete, and the second phase of the project, systemization, has begun. Site Project Manager Jeff Brubaker gave a quarterly update on the plant construction at Tuesday’s meeting …

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DOD Keeps Budget High for Chem Arsenal Destruction

By Chris Schneidmiller WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department aims in its upcoming budget to maintain high funding levels for its final push to wipe out the nation’s remaining chemical weapons. More than $700 million in proposed fiscal 2014 funding would support the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ ongoing construction of …

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