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 years. The inspection team assured accountability of every chemical weapon declared to be in storage at the depot as part of the U.S. compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The U.S. originally signed the CWC treaty in 1997, and agreed to destroy all of its chemical weapons and former production facilities, as well as halt the development, use, production and acquisition of chemical weapons. Compliance with this Treaty is another facet of the safe and secure storage mission at BGCA.bluegrassarmydepotlogo

Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction: 2017 Year in Review

Click here for Video: 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 …

Colorado Chemical Weapons Destruction: 2017 Year in Review

Click here for video: 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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