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Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction: 2017 Year in Review

Click here for Video: https://www.peoacwa.army.mil/2017/12/15/kentucky-chemical-weapons-destruction-2017-year-in-review/ In 2017, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or BGCAPP, focused on testing equipment and systems to destroy Kentucky’s chemical weapons stockpile. In the main plant, which is set to destroy nerve agent munitions, workers tested and demonstrated equipment especially designed for BGCAPP. The …

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Colorado Chemical Weapons Destruction: 2017 Year in Review

Click here for video: https://www.peoacwa.army.mil/2017/12/15/colorado-chemical-weapons-destruction-2017-year-in-review/ In 2017, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) completed its first year of chemical agent destruction operations, demonstrating personnel, facilities and equipment can process munitions safely and compliantly. In total, more than 40,000 munition bodies and 253 U.S. tons of mustard agent were safely …

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To Safely Dispose of Chemical Weapons, The U.S. Army Has Developed Some Next-Level Tools

As lethal as any conventional attack, compounds like sarin and the nerve gas VX also cause an alarming amount of pain and suffering, and have been frowned upon by international governing bodies since at least the late 19th century. But getting rid of lethal chemicals encased in explosive shells is …

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Chemical Weapons Convention systematic inspection a success

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky.  Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited the Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA), located at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, May 12-17 to perform the systematic stockpile verification inspection, an annual process that has been taking place for 20 …

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McConnell: Budget Secures Resources to Benefit Kentucky

The $1 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday not only keeps the federal government open through September, it also includes additional money to pay for the destruction of chemical agents stored at Blue Grass Army Depot. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, the Senate Majority Leader, announced the …

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Leader of Chemical Weapons Destruction Program Retires

The Program Executive Officer who leads the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program marked his retirement during a ceremony April 26 on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. “I am ending a career I never imagined I would have and one in which I never had to worry about …

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Chemical weapons destruction delayed at Blue Grass Army Depot

The destruction of Madison County’s stockpile of chemical weapons was scheduled to start next year, but officials said Thursday that unexpected costs at a Richmond plant and at a sister plant in Colorado have changed those plans. The destruction of 15,000 projectiles containing mustard or blister agent was projected to start …

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U.S. set to destroy chemical weapon stockpile in southern Colorado

By Dan Elliott, Associated Press DENVER — The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent, complying with an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, officials said Wednesday. The largely automated plant at the military’s Pueblo …

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Start-Up Team Tests Generators at Kentucky Plant

Systemization team members are testing Standby Diesel Generators at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), in order to provide adequate power to the site in an emergency. “This is the equivalent of a Navy shakedown cruise,” said Gary Price, electrical engineer, BGCAPP. “We are testing the generators to ensure …

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Thousands of welds might be deficient at Madison County weapons destruction plant

The discovery of thousands of deficient and questionable welds is unlikely to delay destruction of chemical weapons at a Madison County plant, officials said last week. At issue are deficient welds in equipment fabricated by a subcontractor in California and then shipped to the plant at Blue Grass Army Depot south …