Public Invited to February Permit Meetings

Bechtel Pueblo Team project manager Bret Griebenow explains how the proposed Static Detonation Chamber would process 4.2-inch mortar rounds. Griebenow spoke to a local resident during one of three Static Detonation Chamber Environmental Assessment meetings held in September 2018.
Bechtel Pueblo Team project manager Bret Griebenow explains how the proposed Static Detonation Chamber would process 4.2-inch mortar rounds. Griebenow spoke to a local resident during one of three Static Detonation Chamber Environmental Assessment meetings held in September 2018.

Meetings to discuss the pre-application for the proposed installation and operation of Static Detonation Chambers at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot are scheduled for February in Avondale, Boone and Pueblo, Colorado.

“Public participation is essential to the permitting process,” said Greg Mohrman, site project manager. “We go above and beyond to ensure local communities have all their questions answered, as this is a major permit modification. Public meetings provide information on the types of wastes generated and how they are managed as well as pollution control measures.”

While the Pueblo plant is safely and efficiently eliminating the chemical weapons stockpile, a limited number of munitions cannot be processed through the plant, including 4.2-inch mortar rounds, overpacked leakers and plant rejects. The chambers safely treat and destroy chemical munitions, energetics, and associated waste items using indirect heat.

The meetings are scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Monday, Feb. 11:
Boone Community Center, 421 E. First St., Boone

Tuesday, Feb. 12:
Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office, 104 W. B St., Pueblo

Wednesday, Feb. 13:
McHarg Park Community Center, 405 2nd St., Avondale

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