CSEPP

Crews Begin Training for Munitions Movement

Munitions delivery operators are training to receive chemical munitions from storage at the Blue Grass Chemical Activity and transport them to the Blue Grass plant to support operations. “Right now, we’re developing familiarity with the actions, tasks and procedural direction for munitions transport,” said Bill Nieminen, munitions handling manager, Bechtel …

CSEPP

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Celebrates Milestone

U.S. ARMY PUEBLO CHEMICAL DEPOT, Colo. –Walton W. Levi, acting site project manager for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), today announced the achievement of a significant milestone — The elimination of a quarter of the mustard agent stockpiled in chemical weapons in the Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD). Recently …

CSEPP

Chemical Weapons Facility Prepares for Operations

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is undergoing final preparations before destruction of chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot begins. “This is what we’ve been working toward for years,” said Jeff Brubaker, BGCAPP site project manager. “We are ready to take the …

CSEPP

Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction: 2018 Year in Review

In 2018, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or BGCAPP, focused on plant, paper and people—the three “Ps” of the systemization or testing phase. As the project moved closer to operations, the workforce focused on training, developing procedures and testing the process equipment. In 2019, BGCAPP is scheduled to …

CSEPP

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 …

CSEPP

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 …

CSEPP

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 …

CSEPP

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 …

CSEPP

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 …

CSEPP

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 …