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Poison Gas

Vast amounts of chemical weapons were produced during the Second World War with disasterous consequences. The mustard gas factory in north Wales, the sinister ICI poison gas factories near Runcorn, and the Forward Filling Depots with their huge underground storage tanks of poison gas sited near the bomber bases, were all subject to mishaps.

After the war, redundant British stockpiles and captured German 'Tabun' nerve agent had, somehow, to be disposed of.


Aerial view of the mustard gas factory at Rhydymwyn in North Wales.

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