The Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board meeting scheduled for June 10 will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After careful deliberation, we came to the conclusion that it is not possible to hold our upcoming meeting,” said Doug Hindman, chair, CAC. “We fully support the recommendations of the governor of Kentucky and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding meetings and social distancing and are focusing on the safety of our members and the public during this time.”
To continue to provide timely Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant information, a June 10 Process Working Group teleconference will take place instead.
CAC/CDCAB meetings take place quarterly and are held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The purpose of these meeting is to discuss the destruction of chemical weapons at the Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond, Kentucky.
The CAC provides a vital link between the community and the Department of Defense by providing a forum for exchanging information about chemical weapons destruction efforts. It exists to represent community and state interests to the U.S. Army and DOD. The CDCAB is an independent subcommittee of the CAC and is made up of a diverse group of community leaders who represent the local community on issues regarding Kentucky’s chemical weapons destruction program.
The next regularly scheduled CAC/CDCAB meeting is due to be held Sept. 23. For questions about the Blue Grass project, contact the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.