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. A portion of PCAPP employees have been fully vaccinated.
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/
- On April 26, PCAPP workers achieved a significant milestone toward their goal of eliminating the chemical weapons stockpile in Colorado by destroying more than half of the mustard agent-filled munitions. With the completion of the first munitions destruction campaign at PCAPP in September 2020, nearly 300,000 155mm projectiles were destroyed. Since the start of the second munitions campaign in December 2020, the plant has eliminated over 90,000 of the 105mm projectiles.
- As of April 5, a majority of PCAPP workers who had been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic have been transitioned back to in-person work at the plant.
- Mark Honnen, the most recent addition to the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC), toured the PCAPP facility and the plant’s Static Detonation Chamber units April 7.
- As of April 30, more than 25% of the 105mm munitions originally stored at PCD have been destroyed. PCAPP workers have averaged more than 700 munitions destroyed per day since the campaign began in December 2020, a pace that can be attributed in part to munitions handlers’ ability to keep up with demand.
Colorado Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
May 26, 2021, 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.