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THE RACE IS ON TO DESTROY DECAYING WEAPONS FILLED WITH DEADLY TOXINS--BEFORE THEY DESTROY US

SENTENCED TO DEATH SINCE 1986, the unrepentant killers idle in hundreds of maximum-security "igloos," scattered strategically across eight states. The igloos are constructed of reinforced concrete, then smothered under 2 ft. of earth. Their double-padlocked steel doors are blocked by 2 1/2-ton concrete blocks and monitored by Army personnel.

When the hour of execution finally arrives, the killers will be transported from their bunkers in airtight, fire-resistant containers. At the death house, they will be loaded onto conveyor belts, stripped by remote-controlled machines, then plunged down a chute into a 2700-degree F inferno. Anything that comes into contact with these untouchables...

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