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OPCW: Syrian government proposed plan for disposing of isopropanol and mustard gas

28 December 2013 7:24

20131227-212212_h519724 The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that the Syrian government proposed a plan for disposing of isopropanol and the remaining amounts of mustard gas.

In a report published on Friday, the OPCW said that Syria submitted a plan for the disposal of the toxic substance isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) and the remaining amounts of mustard gas on December 16th, well ahead of the deadline of January 1st 2014.

The report said that the plan is being studied by the OPCW General Secretariat and the Syrian government, and that a decision should be reached on it by January 15th.

The OPCW also said that its experts verified that the disposal of third-degree chemical weapons (projectiles not loaded with chemicals yet) has been carried out, and that Syria also dismantled the equipment of 17 facilities for producing chemical weapons.

Toxic chemical components are due to be transported outside Syria for disposal on February 5th with the exception of isopropanol, with the final deadline of disposal being June 30th.

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