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/
- In January, the first full month of the 105mm projectile destruction campaign at PCAPP, the workforce set plant records for munitions processing, safely destroying more than 21,000 projectiles. This surpassed the mark set by the workforce in August during the final full month of the 155mm campaign when it processed approximately 19,000 projectiles.
- The 105mm projectile destruction campaign has started at a fast pace. Through February, approximately 45,000 105mm projectiles have been safely destroyed since the campaign began in December, an average of approximately 600 munitions per day. These destruction figures were achieved without compromising safety, as there has not been a single lost-time safety incident at the plant since 2019.
- PCAPP and the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot hosted a tour for freshman Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, whose Congressional district includes Pueblo, and Rep. Doug Lamborn, who represents the Colorado Springs area. Boebert and Lamborn toured the main plant, witnessing operations supporting the chemical weapons destruction mission, as well as Static Detonation Chamber units.
- The systemization process for the Static Detonation Chamber units at PCAPP continues. Site Acceptance Tests began in December and are scheduled to be completed in March. The SDC units will process 4.2-inch mortar rounds, which were deemed unsuitable for processing in the main plant.
Colorado Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
April 28, at 2 p.m. MST
Zoom meeting information:
Phone: 1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 851 2579 5932
New to PCAPP?
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.