This book, first published in 1980, presents the findings of the SIPRI-organized 1979 international symposium on the destruction and conversion of chemical weapons. Thirty experts from 14 countries discussed the destruction and conversion of present stockpiles of chemical warfare agents and munitions; the destruction and conversion of CW research and development facilities; verification of compliance, and confidence-building measures facilitating verification; and the environmental and occupational health hazards involved in maintaining and in disposing of stockpiles of CW agents and munitions.
Table of Contents
1. Chemical Warfare Capabilities of the Warsaw and North Atlantic Treaty Organizations: An Overview from Open Sources J.P. Perry Robinson 2. Destruction of US Chemical Weapons Production and Filling Facilities R. Mikulak 3. Destruction or Conversion of Chemical Warfare Agents: Possibilities and Alternatives Kh. Lohs 4. Lessons Learned from the Destruction of the Chemical Weapons of the Japanese Imperial Forces H. Kurata 5. Some Toxicological Problems in the Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents V. Vojvodic and Z. Binenfeld 6. Biomedical Aspects of the Destruction and Conversion of Chemical Warfare Agents L. Rosival 7. Long-Term Effects of Acute Exposure to Nerve Gases Upon Human Health B. Boskovic and R. Kusic 8. Some Aspects of the Problem of the Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents O.A. Reutov and K.K. Babievsky 9. Verification of the Destruction of Stockpiles of Chemical Weapons A.J.J. Ooms 10. Verification Problems – Monitoring of Conversion and Destruction of Chemical-Warfare Agent Plant R.E. Roberts 11. Confidence-Building Measures and a Chemical Weapons Convention S.J. Lundin 12. Status of US-Soviet Negotiations for a Chemical Weapons Convention J. Goldblat