- PCAPP operations in the main plant resumed Sept. 25 after enhanced reconfiguration and the Munitions Washout System were paused Sept. 15 due to further work needed in the Biotreatment Area (BTA) on the 30-day hydrolysate storage tanks. Seepage took two of three tanks out of commission in mid-May. Gaskets are being replaced as the repairs continue. One tank continues to support BTA operations. Gaskets are also being replaced in the BTA’s Water Recovery System.
- Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) site work continued in September, with concrete placements completed on all three pads; they are now being coated and cured. Work continues on utilities such as water, electrical and fiber lines, and ventilation equipment has arrived. The sprung structures that will cover the three SDC units like canopies were delivered. The SDCs will augment the main plant by destroying 4.2-inch mortar rounds and any other problematic projectiles not suitable for automated processing in the main plant. Staff training is underway. The plant is working to obtain authorizations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Pueblo County to implement environmental temporary authorizations.
- As of Sept. 27, 169,577 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 Sept. 27, 52,654 4.2-inch mortar rounds have been reconfigured.
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Oct. 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. MDT
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
Oct. 30, 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.