The Aberdeen Three

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The Aberdeen Three PHIL 210B: Engineering and Computer Science Ethics 7/7/10
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Organizations and People Involved ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND ‑ U.S. Army facility, which employed the following three civilians: ROBERT LENTZ ‑ Chemical Engineer. In charge of developing the processes that would be used to manufacture chemical weapons. WILLIAM DEE ‑ Chemical Engineer. Headed the chemical weapons development team. CARL GEPP ‑ Chemical Engineer. He answered to Dee and Lentz.
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Events Since WWII, Aberdeen has been used by the US Army to develop, test, and dispose of chemical weapons. Periodic inspections between 1983 and 1986 revealed serious problems at the facility, known as the Pilot Plant, where these engineers worked.
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According to one inspection: flammable and cancer‑causing substances [were] left in the open; chemicals that become lethal if mixed were kept in the same room; drums of toxic substances were leaking. There were chemicals everywhere‑‑misplaced, unlabeled or poorly contained.
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