- Biotreatment Area (BTA) operations were restarted Oct. 4 with biomass seeding of Immobilized Cell Bioreactor (ICB) Modules 1 and 2. Continuous feed of hydrolysate through the ICBs was initiated at approximately 25 percent of the maximum demonstrated feed rate on Oct. 21 and was increased to approximately 50 percent of the maximum demonstrated feed rate on Oct. 22. The Brine Reduction System was brought online Oct. 25.
- Both lines of the Munitions Washout System and Munitions Treatment Unit became operational the week of Oct. 24, processing an average of 300 rounds per day. As of Oct. 26, 72,878 155mm projectiles had been processed in the main plant.
- Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-inch boxed mortar rounds continues. As of Oct. 26, 14,453 4.2-inch mortars were reconfigured.
- Off-site shipping of hydrolysate was initiated Sept. 25. As of Oct. 29, the shipment of 250,000 gallons, using fifty-four tanker trucks, was completed.
- As of Oct. 26, the PCAPP Explosive Destruction System has destroyed 100 4.2-inch mortars, 304 105mm projectiles and 425 155mm projectiles for a total of 829 munitions, during two campaigns.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
Dec. 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 S. Victoria Ave.
Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group
Nov. 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. (Tentative)
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 uses 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.