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KENTUCKY URGED TO REJECT PLAN TO BURN NERVE GAS

Citizens groups and environmental organizations are urging the state to reject a permit application from the Army to build a nerve gas incinerator in Madison County.

The group said the Army's application is grossly deficient.Several state lawmakers also participated in the news conference Wednesday.

The application "has utterly failed to address the requirements of state law that we have passed," said Harry Moberly Jr., D-Rich-mond.

The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet agrees.

Last month, the cabinet sent a letter to the Army outlining health and safety requirements under state law that the Army's application failed to address, such as disclosing what will be released into the air and what are the risks of incineration, among other things.

"There will be no movement on the permit application until the deficiencies are addressed," said Mark York, a spokesman for the cabinet. The Army has not provided any new documentation.