PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Operations Paused at Pueblo Pilot Plant

Two unrelated incidents resulted in a pause of chemical weapons destruction operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

Three 30-day storage tanks hold hydrolysate until enough is accumulated for transfer to Immobilized Cell Bioreactors, where it is further broken down.

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PEO ACWA FEATURED NEWS:

Experts Meet, Review Program Progress

More than 20 experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization met with PEO ACWA leadership to review progress and receive technical updates Nov. 16-18 in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Bill Adams, Research and Development team leader, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate, demonstrates how the door to the new Explosive Destruction System is sealed during a site tour by members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization. The system is set up for crew training at the Chemical Demilitarization Training Facility, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. One of the system’s improved features allows for easier operation of the vessel door.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Turkey Time, Thanks to PCAPP Employees

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant employees raised money and donated 260 turkeys to the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center that were given to local families between Nov. 18 and Nov. 22.

Buyer Steven Tinsley hands a turkey to local family, as Allison Snatchko, Earned Value Management System coordinator, looks on. PCAPP employees volunteered at Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, handing out turkeys purchased with funds they raised.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Hosts Vendor Forum

Vendors from central Kentucky and across the country attended a Nov. 16 forum in Richmond hosted by Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.

Wade Hollinger, deputy site project manager, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, provides project information to potential vendors at a Nov. 16 vendor forum.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Demil Plant Secondary Waste Products Processed Off Site

Secondary wastes generated during the mustard agent neutralization process at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant are disposed of properly.

Workers move a pallet of polyurethane drums containing contaminated waste greater than one Vapor Screening Level. The waste was trucked to Port Arthur, Texas, for incineration.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Colorado Community Serves Dual Military Roles

Thousands of families in Pueblo, Colorado, have supported the U.S. military through their service since World War I, when chemical weapons were first used, and their support continues as the chemical weapons artifacts produced during the Cold War are destroyed here.

Technicians at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant pose for a portrait.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Partners Perform High-Angle Rescue Training

Firefighters participated in high-angle rescue training by rappelling from the top of storage tanks at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in October.

A Blue Grass Army Depot firefighter rappels down the side of a Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant storage tank as part of a quarterly training activity.

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PUEBLO CHEMICAL AGENT-DESTRUCTION PILOT PLANT

DESTRUCTION PROGRESS AS OF NOV. 25, 2016*

105mm Projectiles

0

8,474

155mm Projectiles


4.2-inch Mortars

Main plant operations began on Sept. 7, 2016

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*Totals do not include the 549 problematic chemical munitions and 11 bottles containing mustard agent
destroyed by the PCAPP Explosive Destruction System from March 2015 – February 2016.

The PEO ACWA Mission

Headquartered at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, our mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the United States’ last remaining chemical weapons stockpiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, and the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado.

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Upcoming Public Involvement Meetings

 
Kentucky CAC/CDCAB Meeting
December 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, Kentucky
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
December 14, 2016 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s
Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado CAC Meeting
December 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 South Victoria Ave.
Pueblo, Colorado