Russian Weapons Facility Orders Furnace Systems
The current project is being funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada. The Kizner CWDF is one of seven declared Russian Federation Chemical Weapon Storage Facilities, in which a total of some 40,000 metric tons of chemical weapons were stockpiled. Since 2002, approximately 30% has been destroyed through programs including the G8-led Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. This program was launched seven years ago to address a number of non-proliferation, counterterrorism and disarmament issues related to weapons of mass destruction. Canada has pledged $1 billion over 10 years to the Global Partnership.