A new Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site project manager was introduced during the June 12 public meeting of the Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board.
“Dr. Candace Coyle brings a wealth of experience,” said Michael Abaie, program executive officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives. “She has a lot of experience in science and technology and is a proven leader with planning, making sure things get done in a very timely fashion and understanding technology issues.”
Coyle said she was committed to the history of open dialogue between the community and the program, and she shared with the group that her previous experience in chemical weapons defense and detection reinforces the importance of safely destroying the chemical weapons stockpile.
Coyle previously served as the chief scientist for the ACWA program, working on projects such as the supercritical water oxidation system, Abaie said. He noted they share the same views regarding the safe destruction of the chemical munitions and that the safety of the workforce, community and environment is top priority.