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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Test Munitions Delivered for Blue Grass Explosive Destruction Technology Training

Munitions handlers started training with inert projectiles in the Blue Grass Explosive Destruction Technology (EDT) Service Magazine in September to support upcoming operations.

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Blue Grass Plant Leaders Report Testing Phase More Than Halfway Complete

Leaders from the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant reported the facility built to destroy chemical weapons in Kentucky is more than halfway finished with its testing phase, known as systemization.

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Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Exercise Set for Sept. 21

Several hundred people across ten Kentucky counties will take part in an emergency preparedness exercise related to chemical weapons storage and destruction Sept. 21.

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Blue Grass Personnel Start Protective Gear Training

Technicians started preparing to support Explosive Destruction Technology operations by training with specialized protective suits and gear Sept. 12 at the off-site training center’s simulated toxic area.

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New Blue Grass Satellite Fire Station Declared Ready for Occupancy

A new fire station constructed on the Blue Grass Army depot is complete and ready for occupancy.

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Blue Grass Lab Receives Samples, Prepares for Operations

In August, technicians received samples of hydrolysate, the byproduct created during the chemical munitions destruction process, which were prepared under controlled conditions for use in the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Lab.

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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.
• Sept. 14, 2016
• Dec. 14, 2016

EDT Environmental Permitting Public Meeting
Dec. 14, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, Kentucky

Featured Video

Community Members See Behind the Scenes on Blue Grass Plant Tours
Published on July 26, 2016



Recent Project Photos

Visit the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ Flickr Photostream to view additional photos from BGCAPP.