Mustard gas and other deadly nerve-agent ordnance from WWI are set to be demolished after decades in storage.
Ordnance technicians use machines to simulate chemical munitions disposal at the Pueblo Chemical Depot [AP]
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Pueblo, United States - At a hi-tech military installation on the windswept prairie of southern Colorado, a small army of workers in protective gear, assisted by precision robots, is training to destroy one of mankind's most vile inventions: chemical weapons.
"Chemical agent destruction is a hard role. It's a high hazard operation," says project manager Kim Jackson.
"We have explosion hazards, and we also have agent hazards. That means anyone who might be exposed to the blister agent. So we spend a lot of our time with our personnel on traini…