- On June 6, the plant received a Temporary Authorization (TA) from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to begin limited Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) site construction.
- On June 12, the plant resumed operations after pausing May 15 when two of three 30-day Hydrolysate Storage Tanks were discovered to have a small seepage of hydrolysate coming from an engineered weep hole designed to flag such a leak. Investigation and repair of the seepage area is underway.
- On June 18, workers broke ground on construction for the site of three SDCs following the June 6 TA and the issuing of a Certificate of Designation Temporary Authorization by Pueblo County.
- On June 26, at a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Col. Michael W. Cobb, assumed command responsibility for the largest remaining U.S. chemical weapons stockpile from Col. Christopher A. Grice.
- On June 27, Walton Levi, acting site project manager (SPM), PCAPP, was named permanent SPM for the Pueblo plant by Michael S. Abaie, program executive officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program.
- As of June 21, 134,870 155mm projectiles had been processed in the main plant.
- Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-inch boxed mortar rounds from boxed storage to pallets ready for processing continues. As of June 21, 39,455 4.2-inch mortar rounds have been reconfigured.
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
July 31, 2019, at 2 p.m. MDT
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
July 31, 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.