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Utah Army post reopens after nerve agent found

Utah Army post reopens after nerve agent found

The Army says Dugway Proving Ground, where military weapons are tested, was locked down for hours because a small amount of a nerve agent was unaccounted for.
The military said in a statement Thursday the amount missing was less than one fourth of a teaspoon of VX nerve agent, which affects the body's ability to carry messages through the nerves.
The missing vial prompted a lockdown late Wednesday afternoon that lasted until the agent was found early Thursday.
The Army says no one was in danger and the lockdown was ordered as a precaution. Between 1,200 and 1,400 people were inside the facility at the time.
Dugway is about 85 miles (nearly 140 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City.


Updated : 2021-05-07 19:00 GMT+08:00