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“Back to School August 7th Safety Tips”

  Well it’s that time of year again. This Thursday, August 7th will be the first day back to school for the Garrard County School System. In an effort to help everyone keep everyone safe the students, teachers, bus drivers and all the other staff, here are some back to …

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“Monitors Detect GB Vapor Leak

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky.  Army officials report while performing weekly headwall monitoring, the Real Time Analytical Platform detected low levels of GB agent vapor in chemical weapons igloo, containing M55 GB Rockets.  Although “leakers” in chemical munitions are relatively rare, safety detecting, isolating, and mitigating leaking munitions is …

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As Wars Wind Down, Depot Left Without Work

By Matt Laslo, WEKU News The Blue Grass Army Depot is preparing for further troop reductions, which has Kentucky lawmakers and business leaders in the region worried. WEKU Correspondent Matt Laslo reports from Washington. A perfect storm is brewing around the Bluegrass Army Depot. The economy in the state is already depressed …

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“Bluegrass Army Depot may reduce workforce”

It was announced earlier this week that a reduction in force of possibly 300 employees may be necessary next year. The reduction may be necessary due to a shrinking workload. A reduction in force, however, would require Congressional approval. They are working with Joint Munitions Command to reduce the impact …

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Blue Grass Depot awaits year-long Study

Local officials learned Wednesday that an environmental assessment of the destruction process for the CSEPP program will take about a year to complete.The assessment will be performed by Oak Ridge Labortory in Tennessee. They performed a similiar assessment for the other weapons depot in Pueblo, Colorado. The assessment will consider impacts …

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Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips: Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is vital for a number of important health reasons. Here are the top ten steps you can take to protect your health.   When possible, avoid outdoor activities during the hours between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the …

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“EXTREME HEAT”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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CSEPP

Nerve Agent Rocket Disassembly Machine

The machine should be arriving at the end of May. During BGCAPP plant operations, the remote-controlled Rocket Cutting Machine will safely separate the rocket motor from the warhead section. The rocket warhead, contains the agent and explosives. The machine will reside in the Munitions Demilitarization Building (MDB). This is a …

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Garrard CSEPP/EMA hosts Blue grass IPT

Garrard County EMA (Emergency Management Agency)/Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) hosted the Blue Grass IPT( Integrated Process Team) on Tuesday, April 24th  at the Garrard County Emergency Operations Center on Stanford Street. Congress mandated the implementation of the IPT’s at each CSEPP site in the U.S. in 1995. These …

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Open Burning “Learn Before You Burn”

Some open burning is legal, with restrictions. But most materials are actually illegal to burn. Burning trash is now illegal in Kentucky. The only thing in household trash that is legal to burn is uncoated paper.  For questions pertaining to restrictions in Garrard County please contact Chris Thomason, Solid Waste …

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