April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:58 p.m. CST
WHITE HALL, Ark. (AP) _ The destruction of 254-thousand pounds
of a chemical ingredient used in the making of nerve agent has been
completed at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. The neutralization of the
chemical D-F was carried out in accordance with the terms of an
The last of the military's supply of the chemical D-F -- which
had been stored only at the Pine Bluff Arsenal -- was neutralized
with water on Thursday.
The chemical was kept for combination in rockets with another
non-lethal component to form the nerve agent sarin. A 1989
agreement with the former Soviet Union ended that weapons program
in 1991, leaving D-F in storage until destruction.