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Last updated 11:22PM ET
March 8, 2021
Artillery Shell Project Continues
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Army says it is making progress on a year-long project to destroy 100 pound artillery shells.

Workers at the Anniston Chemical Weapons incinerator reported the destruction of another 224 V-X filled artillery rounds last week. The process also involved the burning of 341 gallons of liquid V-X nerve gas inside the 155 millimeter projectiles.

To date, the Army said its incinerated nearly 3-thousand of the artillery rounds and almost 2-thousand gallons of liquid V-X. Officials said that's roughly 1 percent of the artillery munitions stored at the Depot.

The latest phase of chemical weapons destruction follows other projects that saw more than 35-thousand V-X rockets destroyed and more than 140-thousand G-B munitions burned.

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