The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant reported its best month ever for processing munitions at the end of July, topping the June record set one month earlier.
“We processed 15,440 of the 155mm projectiles in July,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. “That number of projectiles processed surpassed the previous record of 14,126, which was set in June.”
The 155mm destruction campaign is on track to be completed this fall. After that, the main plant will be reconfigured to destroy 105mm projectiles. A third group of weapons, 4.2-inch mortar rounds, have been reconfigured for destruction later in three Static Detonation Chamber units that is scheduled to begin operations later this year. The SDC units will also destroy any other problematic lots of munitions not suited for processing in the main plant.
“The main plant achieved this record performance in July following a record setting month in June and averaged nearly 660 rounds per day during the last week of the month,” Levi said.