Mustard Gas


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Mustard Gas

A chemical made from sulfur that causes blisters on human skin. It has been used in chemical warfare since World War I. See also: Chemical Weapons Convention.
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While working with Dow Chemical, Albert Smith received a letter from Major William McPherson at Edgewood, which stated that General Pershing wanted 1,000 tons of mustard gas. Because Edgewood could not possibly produce that much, Dow was upon called to help.
Plaintiffs, individuals of Kurdish descent that were either victims of the mustard gas attacks or family members of deceased victims, asserted claims against Alcolac under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS").
Current and former US officials said Syria has at least five sites where it produces chemical-weapons agents, including mustard gas, Sarin and VX, The Journal noted.
Had Saddam stayed in power it is likely that, at some point, the rest of Kurdistan would have been covered with mustard gas. Yet inexplicably, the slaughter of the Kurds is not recognised as a genocide by the international community, most notably the United Nations.
The canisters were filled with sulfur mustard, also known as mustard gas, a chemical warfare agent that killed 500,000 soldiers in The Great War.
It was not only the enemy that was looking at such a killer weapon, as he finds when he visits the Rhydymwyn gas storage tunnels outside Mold, which were dug at the outbreak ofWorldWar II to prepare, manufacture and store mustard gas and mustard gas bombs.
In October 2008, Deseret began using a heel transfer system process to remove and break up solidified mustard gas deposits that were too large to be processed by the Toole metal parts furnace.
CHEESE which had been contaminated with mustard gas was fed to members of the public who volunteered as guinea pigs in Government experiments during the Second World War, it emerged today.
During World War II, thousands of tonnes of mustard gas was produced at the Valley Works, Rhydymwyn, near Mold.
It was 4 pm on March 17, 1988 when Iraqi planes dropped eight mustard gas bombs over the wood-beamed stone houses of Nowdesheh, nestled in a green horseshoe valley near the border.
Sulphur mustard (SM), commonly known as mustard gas and chemically, bis [2-chloroethyl] sulphide is an alkylating agent that causes serious blisters upon contact with human skin.
In 1999 he heard police were investigating Porton Down's tests of mustard gas, phosgene, chlorine, LSD and VX gas on 20,000 servicemen.