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22 September 2021

What lies beneath: Swiss search for bombs at bottom of Lake Geneva (France 24)

The pristine turquoise waters of Lake Geneva may appear serene, but lurking below are piles of bombs, cartridges and possibly even chemical weapons discarded decades ago. For the first time ever, Swiss authorities will soon start mapping the piles of munitions in the lake to determine what kind of explosive debris is there, how much, and whether it should be removed.

20 September 2021

Little research available on the long-term effects of tear gas use (University of Minnesota)

University of Minnesota Medical School graduate students analyzed and summarized literature on the health effects of chemical demonstration control agents, such as tear gas, including the studies which informed existing exposure guidelines. Their study shows that, despite frequent use around the world, there have been few studies that look into the long-term health and environmental effects of tear gas exposure.

7 September 2021

OPCW Director-General meets Coordinator of Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (OPCW)

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, and Coordinator of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Coalition of civil society organisations, Dr Paul Walker, today discussed NGO involvement in mobilising popular support for the international chemical weapons ban.

7 September 2021

All Mustard Agent Projectiles Now Destroyed in Kentucky (PEO ACWA)

The last 155mm projectiles containing mustard agent were destroyed in the Static Detonation Chamber at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) Sept. 4. This marks the third of five chemical weapons destruction campaigns completed at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD).