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Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. The 64 civilians and contractors from the Edgewood Area are at the center of an international mission to neutralize up to 700 tons of chemical agents surrendered by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The chemists, environmental engineers and other specialists have decades of experience in destroying U.S. and other weapons stocks — at highly secure and often remote facilities,...