Aum Shinrikyo had plants for mass producing Sarin and other chemical weapons of mass destruction DAVID E. KAPLAN AND ANDREW MARSHALL MAGAZINE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07.01.96. 07.01.96 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 12:00 PM. 12:00 PM THE CULT AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Aum Shinrikyo had plants for mass producing Sarin and other chemical weapons of mass destruction
Aum's scientists had built a vast automated plant to mass-produce sarin, the Nazi nerve gas that would prove their weapon of choice. Others worked on synthesizing mustard gas, VX, and other chemical killers. In cult biolabs equipped with the latest gear, technicians cultured agents that cause anthrax, Q-fever, and botulism. At the same time, assembly lines were set up to produce 1,000 Russian machine guns and tons of TNT.