The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made

Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle as part of the ongoing investigation in connection with poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 12, 2018 near Middle Winterslow. Yulia has been discharged from hospital. PHOTO | ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory — its official name — employs 3,000 scientists across a sprawling rural site and has an annual budget of £500 million (560 million euros, $695 million).

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers Monday its "world-leading experts" had positively identified the military-grade nerve agent used as belonging to a group known as "Novichok" and "of a type developed by Russia".



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