Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA)

PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Safety Focus for Community Center Celebration

Pueblo County Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program staff shared safety messages regarding the chemical stockpile stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot during an annual event in Avondale, Colorado, August 11.

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program staff assists an Avondale resident with a Tone Alert Radio (TAR) during the McHarg Park Community Center Anniversary Celebration. TARs provide residents with a warning and instructions on what to do in the unlikely event of a chemical incident or accident.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Regulators Issue Draft Environmental Permits for Blue Grass Explosive Destruction Technology Facility

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 issued three draft permits related to the Explosive Destruction Technology facility at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Aug. 7.

Bill Buchanan, environmental permitting manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, explains the permitting process during a public meeting Dec. 14, 2015. Community members will have an opportunity to learn about three environmental permits for the Explosive Destruction Technology facility at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Perkins Building at Eastern Kentucky University.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Construction Begins on Blue Grass Waste Transfer Station

Team members began site work for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Waste Transfer Station in July.

A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant worker fills an excavated area with crushed limestone on the Waste Transfer Station site. The station will provide a storage and shipping area for waste leaving the plant during operations.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Special Containers Protect Some Projectiles

Experts at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant use stainless and carbon steel containers to package and store some projectiles that are not well suited for the facility’s heavily-automated process.

A Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant ordnance technician verifies serial numbers on the lid and body of a Single Round Container. Problematic chemical weapons will be stored inside SRCs as they await destruction in the PCAPP Explosive Destruction System.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Completes Explosive Destruction Technology Service Magazine

Workers at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or BGCAPP, have completed the first building on the Explosive Destruction Technology project.

The carbon filtration system for the Explosive Destruction Technology Service Magazine pictured here has been installed and systemized. This filter provides engineering controls for the building and is required for the certification to store chemical weapons.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

September Start of Weapons Destruction Set for Colorado Pilot Plant

The pilot plant designed and built to destroy the chemical stockpile at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) is anticipated to begin operations next month.

Plant managers pose for a photo while certifying systems turned over to operations. The last of Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant systems have been turned over, signifying people, paper and plant are coming together to ready for pilot testing, the phase before operations.

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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.

About PEO ACWA

Upcoming Public Involvement Meetings

 
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
August 24, 2016 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s
Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado CAC Meeting
September 28, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Boone Community Center
421 E. 1st St.
Boone, Colorado
Kentucky CAC/CDCAB Meeting
Sept. 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, Kentucky
EDT Environmental Permitting Public Meeting
Sept. 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, Kentucky