posted on Mar, 15 2018 @ 12:01 PM
a reply to: Xcalibur254
There would be absolutely NO need for a specialised containment facility, JUST for this chemical agent. There are two main reasons I have, for saying
1) The chemical is what is known as a binary agent. This means that the component parts only become lethally dangerous, when they are combined
together. They are never stored together, only mixed before deployment into whatever situation they are used in. This minimises the risk of accidental
exposure during a leak in storage, and minimises the risk of the user accidentally doing themselves an injury with the stuff also.
2) The US already has chemical weapons programs and facilities to manage stockpiles of extremely deadly toxins, and the storage requirements for
those weapons, many of them also of a binary type, are not going to be different enough from the structure and stability of this Novichok stuff, that
a totally dedicated, brand new installation would have to be erected, just to cope with its presence. The components will be stored separately, so
that their becoming mixed by accident is not possible. You could store them right along side a bunch of other, similarly constructed materials,
without a problem. Using existing storage facilities would be perfectly adequate for storing something like this.