There may be half a dozen sites around the country which serve as major stockpiles, some holding sulfur mustard ready to be pumped into shells, rockets, and bombs, others with munitions already filled with separated harmless precursor agents ready to mix in flight into poisonous nerve gases (those munitions are known as binary shells).
What does H stand for?
H stands for Sulfur Mustard (blister warfare agent)
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Libya declared in 2004 it had tons of sulfur mustard and other chemicals used to make chemical weapons.
Sulfur mustard induces apoptosis and necrosis in endothelial cells.
The illness ultimately spread to 28 states and two other countries, At the same time, Connecticut officials were dealing with a simulated weapons attack on a New London waterfront, where a suicide bomber exploded a vehicle in the midst of a popular community festival, spreading sulfur mustard throughout the area.
Bioterrorist agents, such as nerve agents, sulfur mustard agents, and cyanide compounds, are included as well as detailed animal-exposure information and reference values for assessing potential human exposure.
A modern chemical weapon tragedy recounted by Mayor is the 2 December 1943 German bombing of the SS John Harvey, which was docked in Bari, Italy, secretly holding two thousand M47A1 sulfur mustard (H) bombs.
Researchers at NIST have developed microsensors that detect nmol/mol quantities of chemical warfare agents (CWAs), including sarin (GB), tabun (GA) and sulfur mustard (HD).