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APG scientists who destroyed chemical weapons at sea speak at Bel Air library

APG scientists who destroyed chemical weapons at sea speak at Bel Air library

What could be harder than destroying 600 tons of Syrian chemical weapons? Doing it while floating on a ship in the Mediterranean. Aberdeen Proving Ground chemist Brian O'Donnell and civil engineer Amy Dean shared their unique tale of chemical adventure on the high seas at Harford County Public Library's Science Cafe on Wednesday, held at the Bel Air branch. The scientists, who have each worked on the proving ground for about two decades, were drawn into a rare international expedition when the Army was looking to destroy Syrian chemical weapons as quickly as possible, based on President Barack Obama's warning about that country's weapons in 2012. After several...

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