- PCAPP is currently transitioning from the destruction of 155mm projectiles to the smaller, lighter 105mm projectiles. The campaign to destroy nearly 300,000 155mm projectiles concluded on Sept. 5. The processing of 105mm projectiles is projected to begin in December.
- The plant’s conversion to processing 105mm projectiles in nearly complete. Among the final steps is work on the Spent Decontamination System, which transports agent to the Agent Neutralization Reactors for destruction.
- A key component of the plant’s conversion to process 105mm projectiles is the installation of retrofitted Cavity Access Machines. A team of about 80 plant engineers and technicians successfully reconfigured this machinery.
- On Nov. 2, four members from the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) toured the PCAPP Static Detonation Chamber The group was escorted through one of the SDC enclosures where they were able to see the destruction chamber and off-gas treatment system, as well as the lift assist where boxes will be loaded and dropped into the chamber. A vital safety system, the Process Data Acquisition and Recording System, or PDAR, received an upgrade.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Dec. 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. MST
Phone: 1 (530) 738-1512 PIN: 682007339
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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.