- On May 3, PCAPP successfully completed the third and final background sampling, which resulted in the completion of Pilot Testing. The munitions cap of 137,000 imposed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been listed as a result. The regulatory permit now requires a post-production rate of 24 munitions per hour. This rate limit will remain in place until Pilot Testing data has been received and incorporated into the Multi-Pathway Health Risk Assessment. The next step is issuance of the Part B permit.
- Three public meetings, May 7, 13 and 15, informed residents of Pueblo, Boone and Avondale about permit modifications and Static Detonation Chambers (SDC).
- On May 8, PCD took part in Colorado’s annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise, simulating a disaster event involving the City of Pueblo as well as PCD operations. The Joint Information Center (JIC) used an alternate site to test the CSEPP team’s ability to coordinate and respond to media and public information needs from any location.
- On May 29, a public meeting was held on a permit modification for additional igloo storage ahead of the Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group meetings.
- On May 29, at the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) meeting, Col. Christopher Grice, current military commander, PCD, introduced incoming PCD civilian deputy commander Sheila Johnson.
- As of May 15, 131,592 155mm projectiles had been processed in the main plant. Processing was paused with the discovery of liquid weeping from some of the 30-day hydrolysate storage tanks.
- Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-inch boxed mortar rounds from boxed storage to pallets ready for processing continues. As of May 24, 35,191 4.2-inch mortar rounds have been reconfigured.
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
June 26, 2019, at 2 p.m. MDT
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo Chemical Depot Change of Command Ceremony
June 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. MDT
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
June 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. MDT
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 S. Victoria Ave.
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The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is a state-of-the-art facility built to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado. The main plant uses neutralization followed by biotreatment to destroy the mustard agent stockpile. The safety of the workforce and neighboring communities is the project’s most important priority.