The public is invited to an event to recognize the start of chemical weapons stockpile destruction in Kentucky.
On May 29 at 10 a.m., the program will host a ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Richmond, Kentucky, featuring a keynote address from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, remarks from Department of Defense leaders and guests, a commemorative flag presentation, and a ribbon cutting.
“It’s been a long effort by many skilled and talented people to get to this point,” said Ron Hink, project manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. “This event will recognize their work and incredible focus on safety.”
While the Static Detonation Chamber is scheduled to start on or about May 30, the Blue Grass Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, slated to destroy the nerve agent portion of the chemical weapons stockpile, is anticipated to start up late this year.
For more information and to RSVP to the event, visit: www.peoacwa.army.mil/bgcapp-ipo/.