Nerve agent found in scrap yard?

We have had our attention directed towards a news story today that a capsule of nerve agent has been found at a Scrap yard in Russia. Russian security services confirmed on Monday media reports that a capsule believed to contain the extremely toxic nerve agent sarin had been discovered in the country’s western Bryansk region.

Media reports published over the weekend quoted sources in local ecological organizations as saying that a group of Bryansk residents had brought a capsule with an inscription “Sarin” on it to a local scrap metal recycling shop on April 7. The capsule was reportedly placed in a sealed box. “The item has been seized by police, the situation is under control,” a spokesman for the Bryansk regional security services said. Tests are under way to establish whether the capsule in fact contains the toxic chemical, he said. He refused to speculate where the capsule could originate from. The Bryansk region hosts a chemical weapons destruction facility near the town of Pochepa, where aviation chemical bombs filled with organophosphorus toxins, including sarin, have been stored.

The RIA report is here

We will keep our eyes peeled for more information about this as it breaks.. but if confirmed its another incident raising concern about the security and validity of CW destruction operations.

Source (RIA Novosti)

We have had our attention directed towards a news story today that a capsule of nerve agent has been found at a Scrap yard in Russia. Russian security services confirmed on Monday media reports that a capsule believed to contain the extremely toxic nerve agent sarin had been discovered in the country’s western Bryansk region.

Media reports published over the weekend quoted sources in local ecological organizations as saying that a group of Bryansk residents had brought a capsule with an inscription “Sarin” on it to a local scrap metal recycling shop on April 7. The capsule was reportedly placed in a sealed box. “The item has been seized by police, the situation is under control,” a spokesman for the Bryansk regional security services said. Tests are under way to establish whether the capsule in fact contains the toxic chemical, he said. He refused to speculate where the capsule could originate from. The Bryansk region hosts a chemical weapons destruction facility near the town of Pochepa, where aviation chemical bombs filled with organophosphorus toxins, including sarin, have been stored.

The RIA report is here

We will keep our eyes peeled for more information about this as it breaks.. but if confirmed its another incident raising concern about the security and validity of CW destruction operations.

Source (RIA Novosti)

Tags: Security, Chemical, Weapons

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