COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Progress continues at PCAPP and includes workforce measures taken in accordance with up-to-date guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ message on the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here: https://www.peoacwa.army.mil/message-on-covid-19/
- The 105mm projectile destruction campaign continues at PCAPP and is currently entering its eighth week of agent-destruction operations. As of Jan. 22, nearly 25,000 105mm munitions have been destroyed, which accounts for approximately 7% of the original stockpile of more than 350,000 105mm projectiles stored at PCD.
- The Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) held a virtual public meeting Jan. 27. PCAPP and PCD staff provided updates about permitting activities for the Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) units at PCAPP, as well as SDC training and testing taking place. Additional status updates about the current 105mm projectile destruction campaign was also provided.
- The CAC welcomed a new member, as Gov. Jared Polis appointed Mark Honnen to the CAC. Honnen is the deputy chief of staff for Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera. Honnen participated in his first CAC meeting on Jan. 27.
- The safety record at PCAPP has been impeccable. Cumulatively, only eight recordable safety incidents occurred in 2020 among the more than 1,600-member workforce. None of those injuries required the employee to miss work.
CAC, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Feb. 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. MST
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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.