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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Blue Grass Human Resources Manager Provides Wealth of Experience

A new human resources manager joined the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team in June.

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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.

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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
Sept. 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

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Recent Project Photos

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