As the world focuses on the use of chemical weapons against the people of Syria, WKU-PBS viewers will learn more about this type of weapon as Craig Williams, The Project Director of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation joins WKU-PBS for Kentucky Outlook.
Article written by Eric Flack for Wave 3 News. Find the original article here.
RICHMOND, KY (WAVE) - There are deadly chemical weapons being housed in Kentucky. They are being kept at a United States Military facility, located about 100 miles from Louisville, and are the same nerve agents allegedly used by the Syrian President to kill 1,400 of his own people.
Chemical weapons have been stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot since the 1940's and the military is working to get rid of them. But the project has been bogged down in delays leaving some Kentucky families living under a cloud of uncertainty.
The Breast Cancer Fund released a report today that reviewed over 60 scientific studies looking at prenatal exposures to the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). The science is demonstrating an urgent need—while it is important to limit children’s exposure to BPA, prenatal exposures are an even more pressing concern. This report is a clarion call to legislators, manufacturers and all who care about public health that until we eliminate BPA from canned food, we are not protecting the next generation. BPA, found in most canned foods on our supermarket shelves, disrupts fetal development and sets the stage for later-life diseases, including breast cancer.
Article by Greg Kocher for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Find it here.
The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria thrusts the international spotlight onto the same deadly "nerve agents" stored at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County.
Today CWWG Director Craig Williams and the Blue Grass Area Development District took an important step toward strategic economic development planning in central Kentucky. At a press conference with distinguished guests including Congressman Andy Barr, Senator McConnell field representative Regina Stivers, and Madison County Judge Executive Kent Clark, Williams and the Blue Grass ADD presented a report, The Kentucky Chemical Weapons Disposal Project Layoff Aversion Study. The report is phase one of a three-part strategic planning process for economic development and workforce retention once the chemical weapons demilitarization activities are completed.
Click here to view the latest public comments on the proposed installation of an Explosive Destruction Technology facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot.
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