Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1

Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems in the Destruction of Old Arsenical and `Mustard' Munitions

Editors: Bunnett, J.F., Mikolajczyk, Marian (Eds.)

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More than ten million `poison gas' shells, mortar bombs, etc., lie hidden in Europe, many of them relics from World War I. Some were fired and failed to detonate, others were abandoned in old ammunition dumps. Most retain their load of chemical warfare (CW) agents. They are turned up daily in the course of farming and construction. Many European nations have permanent departments concerned with their collection and destruction.
Old munitions, when discovered, are usually heavily corroded and difficult to identify. Is it a CW munition? Or an explosive? If CW, what agent does it contain? Once identified, one has to select a destruction method. Some of the methods that have been proposed are less than perfect, and are often complicated by the presence of extraneous chemicals, either mixed with the CW agents during manufacture or formed over decades in the ground.
Of particular interest are the insiders' reports on the German CW programmes of both World Wars, and the current status of Russian chemical armaments.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Problem of Old Chemical Weapons Which Contain “Mustard Gas” or Organoarsenic Compounds: An Overview

    Pages 1-16

    Manley, Ron G.

  • Destruction of Old Chemical Munitions

    Pages 17-32

    Froment, Daniel

  • Recovered Old Arsenical and ‘Mustard’ Munitions in Germany

    Pages 33-78

    Martens, Hermann

  • Practical Actions of Russia on Preparations for Destruction of Stockpiled Lewisite and ‘Mustard’

    Pages 79-90

    Petrov, General-Colonel S. V. (et al.)

  • Recovered Old Arsenical and ‘Mustard’ Munitions in Poland

    Pages 91-104

    Wertejuk, Zbigniew (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arsenic and Old Mustard: Chemical Problems in the Destruction of Old Arsenical and `Mustard' Munitions
Editors
  • J.F. Bunnett
  • Marian Mikolajczyk
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1
Series Volume
19
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9115-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9115-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5175-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5069-4
Series ISSN
1389-1820
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 200
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