The newest member of the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission toured the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in April.
“Having an opportunity to visit the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant offered me a firsthand experience of the mission and its processes,” said Mark Honnen, CAC member. Honnen is also the deputy chief of staff for Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera.
Honnen toured multiple locations at the plant, including the Enhanced Reconfiguration Building, where ordnance technicians were performing lift-assist operations, and the Agent Processing Building, where main destruction operations were taking place as processed munitions were collected in bins after exiting the Munitions Treatment Unit. The tour also included the PCAPP Static Detonation Chamber units.
Honnen was joined by Nick Stamatakis, deputy program executive officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
“Throughout my tour, I was consistently impressed by the dedication and professionalism of the workforce,” Honnen said. “I want to thank the PCAPP leadership, workforce, and Mr. Stamatakis for taking the time to give me a tour of the main plant and the Static Detonation Chamber units. I appreciated the opportunity to witness this important mission firsthand.”