The secretive UK army lab where poisons are hunted and made
Tuesday March 13 2018
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 on March 12, 2018 near Middle Winterslow. PHOTO | ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP
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".