Two truckloads of hydrolysate, the wastewater product of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant neutralization process, safely arrived in Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 1.
“Two tanker trucks carrying hydrolysate arrived at Veolia Environmental Services Hazardous Waste Incinerator shortly after 10:30 p.m.,” said Jeffrey Kiley, risk management team lead for environmental and occupational health, Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
As a member of the government team, Kiley provided oversight of the first shipment while en route to Port Arthur, and when it arrived, verified the hydrolysate was pumped into dedicated storage tanks.
“We are doing everything necessary to ensure we are in compliance with all state laws and Department of Transportation regulations,” said Kiley. “We are going above and beyond, taking extra care to minimize potential difficulties during transit.”
The trucks departed PCAPP July 31 and were equipped with two drivers, trained in emergency response, who took turns driving and stopping every two hours to perform safety inspections. In total, 12 truckloads of hydrolysate were delivered to Port Arthur between Aug.1 and Aug. 4.
“We make sure all aspects of safety and treaty compliance are in place,” Kiley said.
Temporary wastewater shipment operations from PCAPP to Veolia are expected to continue through August.