The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce set munitions-processing records during the first full month of the 105mm projectile destruction campaign.
“From the moment we started the 105mm campaign in December, the workforce has proven its capabilities,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. “It’s a testament to the training and preparation that took place in the lead up to the campaign.”
A total of 21,212 total projectiles were destroyed. It’s the highest monthly munitions processing record in the history of the plant, surpassing the mark of 19,033 munitions processed in August 2020. These destruction figures were achieved without compromising safety, as there has not been a single lost-time safety incident at the plant since 2019.
In the 10 weeks since the 105mm projectile destruction campaign began in December, the PCAPP workforce has destroyed more than 40,000 munitions, or an average of approximately 600 per day.
“Preparations for the 105mm campaign began long before the first munition was processed,” said Kim Jackson, plant manager, PCAPP. “This project is dependent upon a lot of moving parts, and every worker has performed extremely well.”