The Military’s Mess

Johnston Atoll, the Army’s ‘Model’ Chemical Disposal Factory, Is an Environmental Disaster

Just 700 miles to the Southeast of the sybarites enjoying the Sun on Hawaii’s Waikki Beach, the Army maintains a $240 million island facility with a grim purpose. The Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS) exists solely for the purpose of destroying obsoete – and frightening – chemical weapons.