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. Approximately 50% 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/
- In April, the PCAPP workforce reached a milestone by destroying more than half of the mustard agent-filled munitions. Staff celebrated with a luncheon May 5, which included comments from Michael Abaie, program executive officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, and corporate representatives of project contractors Bechtel, Battelle and Amentum, as well as
- In May, 22,973 105mm projectiles were safely destroyed by the PCAPP workforce, an average of 741 projectiles per day. More than 116,000 105mm projectiles have been safely destroyed, representing approximately 30% of the 105mm projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot.
- PCAPP personal protective equipment technicians received a training refresher when a batch of expired Powered Air Purifying Respirator hoods became available. Such hoods are rarely used in emergencies, so it was the first time personal protective equipment technicians were able to receive hands-on training.
- PCAPP reached a safety milestone by completing more than 10,000 entries into toxic maintenance areas of the plant while wearing Demilitarization Protective Ensemble
- Testing continues at the Static Detonation Chamber units at PCAPP, the latest of which was testing on the units’ air-monitoring systems.
Permit Modification Public Meeting
Class 2 Permit Modification Requests B017, B026 and B030 will be discussed during this meeting regarding updated versions of several laboratory methods and procedures.
June 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. MDT
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
June 30, 2021, at 2:30 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.