Around 150 tonnes of chemicals from Syria will be destroyed at a processing plant in Ellesmere Port.
The "B Precusor" chemicals are similar to those used in the pharmaceutical industry, chemicals that are destroyed routinely at the plant.
Plant owners Veolia said:
– Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia Environnement Executive Vice-President
"We are pleased to have been selected by the British Governmentto support this important initiative which will see our Ellesmere Port facilitydirectly involved at the start of the implementation of the internationalmission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons programme.
“We will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Defence andrelevant UK authorities to ensure the safe destruction of these chemicals inline with our high environmental, health, safety and operating standards.”