ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Army officials have identified a half-dozen possible uses for a chemical weapons incinerator now that it has finished its mission of destroying chemical weapons stored in Anniston.
The Anniston Star reports that an Army report outlines potential uses including Army equipment repair, hazardous waste disposal, a homeland security research center, and commercial uses such as manufacturing high-value-added chemicals, and electronic equipment recycling.
The newspaper obtained a copy of the report from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s office.
One possible use mentioned in the report is using the incinerator to destroy old M26 Multiple Rocket Launch System projectiles stored at Anniston Army Depot.
The incinerator is set to be dismantled under federal law. The Army says it has invested $15.6 billion in developing, constructing and operating the incinerator.