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

BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Clean Air Act Permit Renewal Requested

As part of standard procedure, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant requested a renewal of the plant’s Title V air permit from the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.

A Madison County resident reviews supporting data for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant air permit at the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office in Richmond, Kentucky.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Plant’s Biotreatment Systems Expected to Be Effective, But Contingency Planning Is Underway

Making the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant biotreatment system work the way it is intended is a key priority for Army leaders overseeing the project.

A Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant worker installs stands for instrument tubing on the crystallizer valves on the Brine Reduction System. The tubing opens and closes to process air and water valves. The instrument reads the flow in the pipe and gives a reading.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Start-Up Team Tests Generators at Kentucky Plant

Systemization team members are testing Standby Diesel Generators at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, in order to provide adequate power to the site in an emergency.

A systemization team member checks the output of one of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Standby Diesel Generators. The generators will provide back-up power to the plant in the event of a power loss.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Last Systemization Turnovers Move Plant Closer to Pilot Testing

On June 24, Biotreatment Area systems were turned over from systemization to operations, nearly completing the systemization phase at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

A delivery of biomass from the Pueblo Wastewater Reclamation Facility arrived at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant on June 1. The biomass is used to seed the biotreatment process for destruction of thiodiglycol, the main ingredient of agent hydrolysate.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Plant to Begin Integrated Operations Demonstrations

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Plant will conduct demonstrations in August to display readiness for operations.

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) Emergency Response Team members conduct rescue training exercises June 3. Sixteen defined activities will be performed starting in August as a part of Integrated Operations Demonstrations at PCAPP.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

New Model of Explosive Destruction System Being Tested at APG

An improved system that will be used to support future operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Colorado arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground in June with setup and testing continuing through September.

Chemical Engineering Technicians Chuck Kyle, center, and Adam Foor discuss the P2A Explosive Destruction System with Joel Groetsema, an intern at the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Neutralization and Biotreatment Process at Pueblo Plant Explained

The citizens of Colorado selected neutralization followed by biotreatment as an alternative to incineration for the Colorado stockpile of mustard agent munitions stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot.

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Brine Reduction System, the last step of the Biotreatment Process, recovers water from biosludge producing a salt cake. The water is then recycled back into the plant.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Refurbishes Munitions Transport Containers, Saves Millions

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant maintenance personnel are refurbishing protective devices that will be used to transport chemical munitions from their secure storage to the plant.

A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant maintenance worker removes an old weather-strip seal from an Enhanced On-site Container (EONC) that will be used to safely transport munitions from storage to the plant during operations. The maintenance team is refurbishing EONCs provided by two destruction facilities that completed their missions.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Depot Event Marks Upcoming Operations at Pueblo Plant

More than 300 people from the Pueblo, Colorado, area attended an event marking the upcoming start of operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant during the Pueblo Chemical Depot Open House June 14.

Army and Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) leadership stand ready to cut a ceremonial ribbon with representatives of the local community, signifying the upcoming initiation of plant operations at PCAPP.

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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
July 27, 2016 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado CAC Meeting
July 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 S. Victoria St.
Pueblo, 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