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

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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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Welcomes New Commanders

The Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Activity conducted change-of-command ceremonies in June.

Col. Norbert “Norb” A. Fochs

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Lt. Col. Scott D. Gould

BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Schedule, Rocket Motor Disposal Focus of Public Meeting

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant leaders discussed project schedule and disposal of non-contaminated rocket motors during a quarterly public meeting at Eastern Kentucky University June 8.

Jeff Brubaker, site project manager, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, and Ron Hink, project manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, provide rocket motor disposal information at a June 8 public meeting.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Student Completes Degree with Help from Pueblo Plant Laboratory

When a Colorado State University-Pueblo student learned field experience was a requirement for her academic program, she sought out a guest lecturer and PCAPP employee for advice that eventually led to an internship with a plant systems contractor and a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Mechelle Cass-Burrell, gas chromatography/flame photometric detector/mass selective detector operator, explains laboratory processes to intern Alexa Snyder and faculty supervisor Dr. Helen Caprioglio.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Partners Begin Training for Safe Loading of Chemical Munitions

Blue Grass Chemical Activity personnel began training with dummy munitions in May to get ready for Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction Technology operations.

A Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) worker observes as another worker practices loading dummy munitions onto a metal tray for placement in a secure transport container May 25. BGCA workers recently began a comprehensive munitions handling training program to ready them for operations.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Medical Clinic Earns Praise During Review

A Site Surety Review re-inspection was conducted at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) in April, earning the PCAPP Medical Clinic high marks.

A Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) paramedic takes the blood pressure of a patient in PCAPP’s Medical Clinic, which recently received high marks during a surety review.

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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
June 29, 2016 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado CAC Meeting
June 29, 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