- Phil Dunegan, a veteran of Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, joined PCAPP in the new role of principal deputy, reporting to Walton Levi, site project manager.
- Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) site construction continued in October. Three SDC units 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. Coatings for the SDC’s concrete pads have been applied and sprung structures that will cover the units have been delivered to the site.
- Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons visited PCD Oct. 4-9 to perform semi-annual systemic stockpile verification inspection. The inspection team assured accountability of every chemical weapon declared to be in storage at PCD as part of the U.S. compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- PCAPP’s science group delivered the Multi-Pathway Health Risk Assessment and final pilot test report to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 16. This paperwork is necessary to clear the way for a final Part B Hazardous Waste Operating Permit.
- PCAPP is carefully managing wastewater levels among its three 30-day hydrolysate storage tanks as needed in order to effect repairs to gaskets and cables.
- As of Oct. 25, 179,369 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 Oct. 24, 56,654 4.2-inch mortar rounds have been reconfigured.
Part B Hazardous Waste Operating Permit Application Public Information Meetings
Nov. 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. MST
Boone Town Hall
421 E. First St.
Nov. 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. MST
Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office
104 W. B St.
Nov. 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. MST
McHarg Park Community Center
405 Second St.
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Dec. 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. MST
Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library
100 E. Abriendo Ave.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
Dec. 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. MST
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.