In Italy, the MV Cap Ray will meet with the Danish ship Ark Futura, which is holding the chemicals.
The U.S. ship has two special machines on-board that will neutralize toxic chemicals, including mustard gas and methylphosphonyl difluoride, a chemical used to make nerve gas. Once the chemicals are neutralized, a process that will take approximately two months, according to the Pentagon. The remaining materials will then be processed and destroyed at chemical plants in the U.S. and Europe.
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