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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 …

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Blue Grass Scientists Provide Update on Supercritical Water Oxidation Activities

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) scientists briefed Secondary Waste Working Group community stakeholders Nov. 10 about supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) activities and their progress on a recent study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. “An internal working group was formed to maintain open communications among …

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CSEPP

New Manager Leads Blue Grass Systems Contract

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) team welcomed Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) project manager Ron Hink Nov. 2. He replaces Doug Omichinski, who was appointed Bechtel’s corporate manager of construction in Houston, Texas. “I’m excited to be here at this pivotal time in the project’s development,” said …

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CSEPP

Mustard agent destruction may get started early

The Richmond Register March 18, 2015 Mustard agent destruction may get started early By Machaela Ballard / Register News Writer The explosive detonation technology that will destroy mustard-agent munitions stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot is expected to be delivered and installed at the site by early next year. A …

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Severe Weather

Private Driveway Snow Removal

We have had numerous calls for snow removal of private roads and driveways. The County road department is not able to remove snow from private property by law. We have put together a list of snow removal companies and private individuals. This is not an exclusive list nor is this …

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Preparedness

Tips for Blackouts

1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. 2. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer if there’s room. Leave about an inch of space inside each one, …

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CSEPP

ERRONEOUS MEDIA REPORTS

BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. ⎯  The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) began receiving reports at approximately 1327 hrs., concerning social media reports of a chemical leak at the depot.  This story was based on the monthly siren that sounded on Wednesday, the 18th, the fact that Blue Grass Army …

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Cars Parked on Roads Will be Towed

By executive order of the Garrard County Judge/ Executive’s office, any cars parked or abandoned on a county road will be towed at the owner’s expense due to the need for roads to be plowed and treated in a timely manner. Vehicles left on roads have prevented road plows and …

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Winter Storm Octavia – Update

Press Release #3 Garrard County and the City of Lancaster have made significant progress over the night and during Tuesday morning with the effects of Winter Storm Octavia. Road treatment operations were held off until daylight in order to avoid freezing of melting snow. Primary roads are now passable in …

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