“The destruction of chemical weapons at sea is not difficult”

“The destruction of chemical weapons at sea is not difficult” A panel on the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria was held in The Hague. Speaking at the panel of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Netherlands, experts noted that the destruction of chemicals at sea is not difficult. CWWG Director

Craig Williams, Director of the CWWG (Chemical Weapons Working Group) made an evaluation on the subject, “Although there are some problems in transportation, there is no big difference between the destruction at sea and on land. However, in the event of a storm on the open sea, the destruction process may be interrupted. That's why we prefer the transaction to be done in a port," he said.

In the panel, it was emphasized that the environmental damage of this process can be prevented by taking the necessary precautions.

It has been recorded that the dangerous chemical substances that are thought to be destroyed at sea are around 500 tons in total.

According to the calculations of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the amount of chemicals that will remain in Syria after this process will be around 800 tons.

According to the plan adopted by the Organization's Executive Council, Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed outside the country.

Despite all its efforts, the organization could not find a country to accept the weapons, and the United States' proposal for destruction at sea came to the fore.

The organization, which has decided to take all of Syria's chemical materials out of the country by February 5, aims to complete the destruction process by the end of June next year at the latest.

The disposal is expected to cost around 40m euros.



Source : trthaber

📩 07/12/2013 11:08

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