Governor Opposes Moving Mustard Gas to Utah

Governor Opposes Moving Mustard Gas to Utah

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DENVER (AP) -- Today, Governor Huntsman came out in strong opposition to a proposal to move mustard gas into Utah for disposal.

Two Colorado senators are cosponsoring a bill that would block funding of a study to assess shipping chemical munitions from depots in Colorado, Kentucky and Indian to Utah.

Earlier this month, the senators were told by the Pentagon that the mustard gas at Pueblo Chemical Depot would not be shipped out-of-state.

The Defense Department announced the study the day after meeting with the senators.

Huntsman says this is a "particularly dangerous chemical" that hasn't been used since World War One.

He says, the safest place to store the gas is on the Army base where it's currently being stored.

Huntsman vows to utilize all means to prevent the gas from coming to Utah.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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