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2009-09-01 15:45:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) officials announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted the Army's closure of its former Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS). In a letter dated Aug. 18, 2009, EPA Region IX official John Beach wrote that "EPA finds that the Army has fulfilled the requirements of its JACADS Permit," and that the EPA, "accepts the Army's closure of...

2009-04-28 11:00:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) officials announced the destruction of 60 percent of the U.S. declared stockpile under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This milestone was achieved Saturday, April 25. CMA reached the 50 percent milestone in December 2007 and is poised to destroy its two-millionth munition in the coming months. "We have increased our efficiency at destroying the nation's chemical weapons...

2008-08-11 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregory Mahall, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Public Affairs Office, +1-410-436-3629 NEWPORT, Ind., Aug. 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD). The achievement marks the latest in Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) successes in...

2008-07-20 09:00:32

By Deb Kelly, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 20--For more than 40 years, one of the last and deadliest remnants of the Cold War -- 2.5-million pounds of VX -- has been sitting quietly in carbon steel barrels in Vermillion County, part of a stockpile of chemical weapons the United States has been trying to dispose of for more than a decade. As of the end of this month, the last of that substance will be eliminated, as a three-year neutralization process comes to a close. The...


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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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