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 at PCAPP continues to process munitions at a rapid pace, and creative solutions from the workforce have contributed to this progress. Some of these solutions include the addition of new machinery that addresses problematic munitions and the removal of small felt tips from munitions that had previously clogged the Munitions Washout System.
- As COVID-19 pandemic impacts continue to abate at PCAPP, Pueblo County and Colorado, some PCAPP employees who had been working remotely are being transitioned back to in-person work at the plant. The majority of workers will be back at the plant by April 5. Additionally, the Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office, located at 104 W. B St. in Pueblo, re-opened in March. In order to safeguard employees and the community from COVID-19, visitors will be received by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Outreach Office staff at PuebloOutreach@iem.com or call (719) 546-0400.
- Three times in March, daily destruction figures spiked higher than 1,000. On March 31, 1,324 105mm projectiles were processed. PCD toxic material handlers continue to move rounds at a fast pace to keep up with the accelerated demand.
- Approximately three months into the 105mm munitions destruction campaign at PCAPP, more than 60,000 projectiles have been safely destroyed. That accounts for more than 16% of the original 105mm stockpile of more than 375,000 projectiles.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
April 28, at 2 p.m. MDT
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.