- Optimization testing of the Munitions Washout System was completed on Sept. 15.
- The Pueblo plant hosted a visit and plant tour on Sept. 18 for Dr. Charles Ball, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Threat Reduction and Arms Control) and Mr. Michael Abaie, Program Executive Officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
- Explosion Containment Room #2 was returned to service on Sept. 20.
- As of Sept. 21, 60,607 155mm projectiles have been processed in the main plant.
- Agent Neutralization Reactor (ANR) batch processing continues through both ANRs. Flex hoses are performing well.
- Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-inch boxed mortar rounds continues, with technicians now working 12-hour shifts. As of Sept. 21, 10,617 105mm projectiles have been reconfigured.
- Off-site shipments of hydrolysate began Sept. 25. Approximately 150,000 gallons of neutralized mustard agent will be shipped to Veolia, a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility in Port Arthur, Texas. The shipments will prevent impacts to destruction operations.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
Oct. 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 S. Victoria Ave.
Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group
Oct. 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
New to PCAPP?
PCAPP is a state-of-the-art facility built to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado. The main plant will use neutralization followed by biotreatment to destroy the mustard agent stockpile, and the Explosive Destruction System will destroy problematic rounds not well-suited for the plant’s automated equipment. The safety of the workforce, as well as of the neighboring communities, is the project’s most important priority.