Only on 7: Army unveils new chemical defense lab at Aberdeen

The U.S. Army's facility in Aberdeen that's destroying chemical weapons from Syria. (Photo: WJLA/Scott Thuman)

HARFORD, Md. (AP/WJLA) - The U.S. Army is opening a new chemical defense laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Harford.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski joined other officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Dr. Edward J. Poziomek Advanced Chemistry Laboratory.

She said it's the nation's only facility providing research and development on chemical threats and counter-chemical agents.

The event also included a showcase of the Army's latest technologies to defend against chemical, biological, radiological, explosive and nuclear threats.

ABC7's Scott Thuman was given an exclusive look at the facility and takes viewers in to see how it works. (See video above.)