Army Destroys Chemical Weapons at Schofield

Ronald Borne
Ronald Borne

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (KHNL) The U.S. Army Tuesday afternoon destroyed six chemical munitions recently found on a training range at Schofield. Contractors used about 2500 pounds of explosives to destroy the munitions.

Officials say they contained a tearing agent used by the army between World War I and World War II.

"The public should know that this was done safely. As you can see in our Schofield Barracks range complex, safe distance, it was done effectively with experienced personnel who know how to use this type of material and deal with it on a regular basis" said Ronald Borne, director of Transformation, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii.

The destruction of the munitions was delayed a week because weather conditions were not ideal.