Anniston, Ala. Residents Get Gov't Gas Masks

Melanie Peeples reports that some 40,000 residents of Anniston, Ala., are the first civilians to be issued gas masks by the government. They live within a 6-mile radius of an Army chemical weapons incinerator. The masks are a precaution against a possible accident once the Army begins destroying the 2,200 tons of chemical warfare agents stored at the site.

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