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 Hosts Vendor Forum

Vendors from central Kentucky and across the country attended a Nov. 16 forum in Richmond hosted by Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass.

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Blue Grass Partners Perform High-Angle Rescue Training

Firefighters participated in high-angle rescue training by rappelling from the top of storage tanks at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in October.

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Blue Grass Plant Starts Thermal Oxidizer Light-Off Process

Technicians at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant began the light-off process for part of the pollution abatement system Nov. 1.

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Blue Grass Fire Training Goes High Tech

Safety personnel are conducting inspections of a fall-protection system designed to keep workers safe at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

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Team Members Inspect Blue Grass Fall-Protection Equipment

Safety personnel are conducting inspections of a fall-protection system designed to keep workers safe at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant .

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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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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.
• Dec. 14, 2016

Featured Video

Testing Rolls On Inside Kentucky’s Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant
Published on September 23, 2016

Video: Testing Rolls On Inside Kentucky’s Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

 

Recent Project Photos

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