Ted Gerth, control room operator, monitors the last tray of chemical weapons destroyed at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. The Army's chemical weapons incinerator ... more 
Ted Gerth, control room operator, monitors the last tray of chemical weapons destroyed at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. The Army's chemical weapons incinerator in east Alabama destroyed the last of more than 660,000 munitions that had been stored there since the early 1960s, ridding the region of a deadly threat and bringing the United States a step closer toward complying with an international treaty. Workers using remote machinery on Thursday burned the final load of 72 shells filled with mustard gas more than eight years after the incinerator began burning chemical weapons at the Anniston Army Depot. (AP Photo/ The Birmingham News, Tamika Moore) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Birmingham News, Tamika Moore
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 9:39 PM EDT