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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army has awarded a $1.3 million contract to have filters installed in the buildings containing the chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

Depot spokesman Charles Sprague says installation of the filters is part of an agreement with the state of Colorado on monitoring the stockpile of weapons more closely. Sprague says the filters will capture any leaking vapors inside the storage buildings.

The Army awarded the contract to Science Applications International Corp. of McLean, Va., which contracted with MASS Services and Supply of Pueblo to install the filters.

In June, Army officials resealed three shells that were leaking mustard agent vapor at the depot.

A plant is being built at the depot to destroy 2,600 tons of mustard agent under international treaty.

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