Chemical weapons are being stockpiled in a U.S. airport, and the airport is not immune, according to the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Michele McGehee said the government has not only not been able to get rid of the weapons, but it is not even aware of their existence.
She said the military has been trying to locate them for years, and now the Department of Homeland Security is taking action to get them destroyed.
“There are several hundred tons of chemical agents that are still stored at the military base in Maryland,” McGeheas said in an interview with the ABC News Investigative Unit.
“We know about them because they have been on the radar for many years.”
The agents are highly toxic and can cause lung damage and death.
They are used to make rockets that are fired at targets in Syria.
The rockets contain chemicals that can cause illness and cancer, among other things.
A chemical weapons attack in Syria is believed to have killed more than 1,400 people, according the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The U.N. has said that more than 6,400 have been killed.