How Do You Dismantle a Chemical Weapons Arsenal? Very Carefully
Burn ’em or drown ’em. That’s the mostly likely route for safely disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons cache, with the specifics depending on the chemicals involved, according to the BBC. The broadcaster illustrates the likely processes with easy-to-understand, step-by-step graphics. Using typical means of disarmament, even exploding the ordnance well underground, could lead to dangerous results. It remains to be seen where this will take place. How long it will take depends on how cooperative the Syrians feel like being.