"[Arms Control Today is] Absolutely essential reading for the upcoming Congressional budget debate on the 2018 #NPR and its specific recommendations ... well-informed, insightful, balanced, and filled with common sense."

– Frank Klotz
former Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration
March 7, 2018
Figure Accompanying: Beyond the Chemical Weapons Stockpile

by Milton E. Blackwood, Jr.


Figure 1: Potential Chemical Warfare Materiel Burial Sites

(Site Locations Listed Below Map)

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Alabama (32): Ft. McClellan, Redstone Arsenal, Camp Sibert, Theodore Naval Ammunition Magazine

Alaska (10): Gerstle River Test Site, Cape Yakak Radio Station, Gerstle River Expansion Area, Chicagof Harbor, Unalaska Island, Ft. Richardson, Ft. Wainwright

Arizona (4): Yuma Proving Ground, Camp Navajo

Arkansas (12): Ft. Chaffee, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Southwestern Proving Ground,

California (4): Ft. Ord, Santa Rosa Army Air Field, Edwards Air Force Base, Mount Shasta

Colorado (9): Pueblo Depot Activity, Rocky Mountain Arsenal

District of Columbia (2): American University

Florida (10): Withlacoochee, Brooksville Army Air Field, MacDill Air Force Base, Bushnell Army Air Field, Chassahowitzka Swamp, Drew Field, Dry Tortugas Keys, Ft. Pierce, Lakeland Army Air Field

Georgia (3): Ft. Gillem, Manchester, Ft. Benning

Hawaii (4): Schofield Army Barracks, Kipapa Ammunition Storage, Waiakea Forest Reserve

Idaho (1): Targhee National Forest

Illinois (5): Ft. Sheridan, Savanna Army Depot Activity

Indiana (3): Newport Chemical Activity, Camp Atterbury, Naval Surface Center (Crane Division)

Iowa (1): Camp Dodge, Polk County National Guard Target Range

Kansas (1): Marysville

Kentucky (3): Blue Grass Army Depot, Ft. Knox

Louisiana (6): Barksdale Air Force Base, Camp Claiborne, England Air Force Base, Ft. Polk, Mississippi River, Concord Spur

Maryland (13): Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Area, Ft. Meade

Massachusetts (1): Ft. Devens

Michigan (1): Chemical Warfare Development Division

Mississippi (7): Columbus Army Airfield (Columbus Air Force Base), Jackson, Camp Shelby, Camp Van Dorn, Horn Island

Missouri (1): Camp Crowder

Nebraska (1): Nebraska Ordnance Plant

Nevada (3): Hawthorne Army Depot

New Jersey (5): Raritan Arsenal, Ft. Hancock, Naval Air Warfare Center (Aircraft Div./Lakehurst), Delaware Ordnance Works

New Mexico (1): Ft. Wingate Depot Activity

New York (2): Camp Hero, Mitchell Field

North Carolina (2): Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, Marine Corps Base (Camp Lejeune)

Ohio (2): Cleveland Plant, Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant

Oregon (1): Umatilla Depot Activity

Pennsylvania (1): Defense Distribution Region East (New Cumberland Army Depot)

South Carolina (2): Charleston Naval Weapons Station (South Annex)

South Dakota (4): Black Hills Ordnance Depot

Tennessee (2): Defense Depot Memphis

Texas (6): Camp Barkeley, Ft. Hood, Camp Bullis, Camp Stanley Storage Activity, San Jacinto Ordnance Depot

Utah (48): Defense Depot Ogden, Wendover Bombing and Gunnery Range, Tooele Army Depot, Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway Proving Grounds (Southern Triangle and Skull Valley areas)

Virginia (1): Ft. Belvoir

Washington (1): Submarine Base Bangor

Wyoming (1): F. E. Warren Air Force Base

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Milton E. Blackwood, Jr. is a post doctoral associate with the Peace Studies Program at Cornell University.