Incineration of the more deadly nerve agents - sarin, completed in 2007, and VX, completed in 2009 - came first, followed by weapons containing mustard blister agents
If a blister agent
, such as mustard gas, is unearthed and exposed, it becomes gelatinous and can be poisonous, Bennett explained.
The most common agents the Army made were the mustard blister agent
and two nerve agents, sarin--also known as (GB)--and VX.
Preliminary tests performed by US troops at the scene indicated one drum might contain the nerve agent cyclosarin and a blister agent
that could be mustard gas.
Major Michael Hamlet of the 101st said the initial tests revealed levels of nerve agents sarin and tabun and the blister agent
lewisite, Reuters correspondent Kieran Murray reported.
5 million pounds of blister agent
(mustard gas), about twelve million pounds of GB nerve agent (also called sarin gas), and about 2.
During the war, Czech chemical-weapons experts detected traces of nerve gas and a blister agent
, leading Pentagon officials to theorize that the chemical agents may have been released as a result of a U.
Furthermore, when Harold Jerome Edwards, the leader of a chemical detection team, tested the air after the explosion, he got a positive reading for a chemical blister agent
The liquid chemical agents stored at the UMCD include nerve agents VX and GB and blister agent
That was different from using a chemical weapons, such as a nerve or blister agent
, as defined by international treaties, the report said.
2 million chemical nerve and blister agent
munitions and bulk containers at seven demilitarization facilities is a remarkable accomplishment for the CMA workforce at each site and systems contractors who operated each facility," said Heidi Shyu, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
Danish troops said the shells tested positive for blister agent
, according to Amann.
The 36 shells were thought to contain a blister agent
, but tests have proved negative.
intelligence agencies believe terrorist groups have experimented with blister agents
, which burn the skin; nerve agents, which impair the nervous system; and -- agents, which prevent delivery of oxygen to body tissue.
and Russia agree Syria has roughly 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents
such as sulfur and mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin.