U.S. Still Dealing with Its Own Weapons Stockpiles

The process of destroying the United States' stockpile of chemical weapons has taken decades, cost billions of dollars and still isn't complete

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While the world focuses of ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, the United States is still attempting to destroy its own stockpile. At the Deseret Chemical Depot southwest of Salt Lake City, 10% of the 13,000 tons of weapons that the American military accumulated during World War II still remains, waiting to be destroyed in two different plants — a process that is estimated to take at least 10 years.