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

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP)

BGCAPP Overview

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is a state-of-the-art facility that will safely destroy the chemical weapons stockpile currently in storage at the Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond, Kentucky.

For more details visit the About BGCAPP page.

 

Monthly News Update

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Blue Grass Plant Medical Facility Now Operational

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Medical Facility opened its doors for full project support April 11.

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First Modules Arrive for Blue Grass Explosive Destruction Technology Support Facility

Three modules for the Explosive Destruction Technology Outside Operations Support Facility, or O2SF, arrived at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant April 9.

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Perimeter Air Monitoring System Installed as Additional Safety Measure at Blue Grass Plant

Workers completed installation of an air-monitoring system in March which places monitors between the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant and the Blue Grass Army Depot installation boundary.

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Blue Grass Plant Managers Update U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant leaders met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell March 23 at Eastern Kentucky University to provide an update on chemical weapons destruction.

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Compressed-Air System Testing Underway at Blue Grass Plant

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant systemization team is testing the plant’s compressed air system, which will perform three main functions while the plant is in operations.

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Blue Grass Plant Streamlines Start-Up Management for Systemization

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant recently changed start-up team management to allow the plant’s start-up manager to more closely focus on top-level systemization oversight.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board

This quarterly meeting is held at Eastern Kentucky University’s Carl D. Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond, Kentucky, and begins at 1:30 p.m.
• June 8, 2016
• Sept. 14, 2016
• Dec. 14, 2016

Featured Video

Emergency Operations Center Supports Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction Project
Published on April 19, 2016

Emergency Operations Center Supports Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction Project

 

Recent Project Photos

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