The Porton Down facility is seen, in Wiltshire, Britain, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A secretive British army base, which analyzed the nerve gas used to poison a Russian ex-spy this weekend, has for years been fueling conspiracy theories with its pioneering research into chemical and biological weapons.The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory – its official name – employs 3,000 scientists across a sprawling rural site, and has an annual budget of 500 million pounds ($695 million).Given international conventions that prohibit the use of chemical weapons, research conducted at Porton Down is defensive in nature, Britain's Defense Ministry says.The investigation did not result in criminal prosecutions, but in 2008 the Defense Ministry awarded 360 former members of the armed forces members compensation of 3 million pounds.
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