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2010-11-15 12:00:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announces the disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. Disposal was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades. Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) provided the safe and secure maintenance, storage and...

2010-04-19 12:40:00

Non-Stockpile mission destroys largest inventory of recovered chemical warfare materiel to date ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the United States entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare. This milestone also marks the...

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...

2008-12-29 09:12:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. This milestone occurred with the destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) in Anniston, Ala. "I commend Anniston and all CMA destruction sites on this extraordinary achievement. By destroying the VX agent at each...

2008-08-06 03:00:45

By Anonymous The Republic of Guinea-Bissau joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on May 20, making it the 184th stateparty to ratify the agreement. Currently, only 11 states are outside the CWC. The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Israel, and Myanmar have signed but not ratified. Angola, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, and Syria have neither signed nor ratified. The Russian government claims to have destroyed approximately one-fourth (10,500 of 40,000 tons) of its...

2008-06-24 15:02:52

By Jon Gambrell WHITE HALL, Ark. - A simple message in white paint adorned the last VX nerve-agent land mine that rolled through a conveyor belt on its way to incineration at the Pine Bluff Arsenal - "LONG TIME COMING." With its destruction, central Arkansas became free from the danger posed by deadly nerve agents for the first time since the 1960s, when the weapons arrived at what was once the Army's second largest stockpile in the nation, some 140 miles southwest of Memphis. Now,...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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