How Hard Is It to Destroy Chemical Weapons?

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Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Julianna Goldman reports on the difficulty in destroying chemical weapons. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

President, is committed to destroying his chemical weapons.

We wanted to look in our own backyard and see what it has been like for the u.s. to destroy its chemical weapons arsenals over the past couple decades and to look to see how the u.s. does it and does it safely.

You only have to look about 30 miles from where the kentucky derby is held each year.

20 years after the u.s. government promised to do story the chemical weapons, we have weapons in our own backyards.

There are more than 523 tons of chemicals, including vx, sarin, and mustard gas.

They are still in bunkers in kentucky.

There is a partnership that is building a plan to destroy them, but that will not open for another seven years.

The last chemical weapon is scheduled for destruction three years after that.

So not for another 10 years from now.

Then you get into the, ok, how are they destroyed?

Parsons infrastructure and technology is also working with the partnership.

They are building a robot-run plant eared it will separate the chemicals from the weapons and then vaporize them into water, carbon dioxide, and salt using heat, water, caustic, and pressure.

Wax is there -- wax is there anything about syria's plans?

Assad claims he can get rid of his weapons and about a year.

That is optimistic, because look at how long it has taken the u.s., and there is no civil war playing out here in order to complicate the process.

All right, thank you so much.

Julianna goldman of our white house correspondent.

You know the old saying -- water, water everywhere, but not

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