The U.S. committed to destroying all its chemical munitions in the Nineties, but it’s taking a while. The Pueblo Chemical Depot is one of two remaining sites in the U.S. with chemical munitions. Last month, officials announced that they’ve neutralized nearly 2000 tons of mustard agent in Pueblo, but they have about 650 tons to go. The Department of Defense aims to destroy the depot’s whole stockpile by 2023.
Walton Levi is the Site Project Manager. He works for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program -- that’s the government entity overseeing the destruction of mustard agent in Pueblo.