- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a draft hazardous waste storage and treatment permit on July 17. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, known as RCRA, Part B Hazardous Waste Operating Permit will incorporate operating parameters demonstrated during the plant’s pilot testing phase and based on the Multi-Pathway Health Risk Assessment. The content of the Part B permit will essentially be the same as the current Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) permit with the addition of updates based on the Pilot Test Demonstration, CDPHE said in a public notice. There will be the same hazardous waste permitted units as there were in the RD&D permit.
- PCAPP reported June 2020 was its best month ever for processing munitions, reducing the stockpile by 14,126 155mm projectiles.
- With baseline reconfiguration of more than 97,000 4.2-inch mortar rounds from boxed storage to pallets ready for processing concluded, those team members moved on to the 155mm projectile destruction campaign and Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) startup. Three SDC units due to start operating later this year, will augment the main plant by destroying munitions that aren’t suited to automated processing.
- The Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) held a virtual public meeting July 29. PCAPP and CDPHE staff discussed updates on main plant and SDC permitting. PCAPP leadership announced that SDC assembly is complete and that the pavement would be complete next week.
- Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office staff returned July 6 from working remotely to staff the 104 W. B St., Pueblo, office by appointment only.
- As of July 30, 274,919 155mm projectiles have been processed in the main plant.
Colorado Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Sept. 30, 2020, at 2 p.m. MDT
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PCAPP 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.