Country: Germany Region: RP
Latitude: 49° 15' 54" N Longitude: 7° 42' 52" E
Area use / Military Branches: Closed
Former Nato site #59 (1968-1991) was a J-type Special Ammo Storage for 100.000 US Army 155 and 203mm Artillery Rounds to be used in a future European WW3 theater. Site activated 1968 and secured by US Army 110th MP Company. Deactivated and closed 1991 after downfall of the USSR and Warsaw Pact. In 1970 the US Army stored almost 115,000 artillery shells filled with GB, Sarin and VX nervegas in W-Germany. The weapons were stored at a hi-sec special weapons depot in 15 bunkers near the village of Clausen.
Between July and September 1990, 102,000 artillery shells filled with 400 tons of nerve gas, were packed in 5,000 airtight containers and in operation Steel Box all chemical weapons were transported from Clausen to the Miesau Army Depot appx 20 miles away. Then in operation Golden Python they were put on trains and hauled to the North Sea port of Nordenham, Germany. Here they were loaded onto 2 Military Sealift Command containerships, which transported them to Johnston Island in the Pacific for destruction. Both ops were under tight security; details can be found in the February 1991 GAO/NSIAD-91 105 declassified report.
Video footage: deadliest chemical agent VX gas http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&feature=related&hl=en-GB&v=mkbBnvz0rw0
Video footage: Sarin nervegas WARNING - live testing on animals - you won't like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks2qYcqRIYg&feature=related
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