COVID-19 Pandemic Response
The PCAPP workforce has returned to the site and is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- As of June 30, 75% of the mustard agent stored at PCD has been safely destroyed by the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team. The 75% figure translates to more than 1,950 tons of agent. More than 2,600 U.S. tons of mustard agent were contained in the original chemical weapons stockpile stored in Colorado.
- In June, 22,853 105mm projectiles were safely destroyed by the PCAPP workforce, an average of 761 projectiles per day. Approximately 140,000 105mm projectiles have been safely destroyed, representing approximately 36% of the 105mm projectiles stored at PCD.
- Col. Jason A. Lacroix became the 39th commander of PCD, which houses PCAPP and part of the remaining obsolete U.S. chemical weapons stockpile during a Change of Command ceremony June 24.
- The PCAPP Static Detonation Chamber cybersecurity team and systems were evaluated for their ability to withstand cyberattacks. Evaluators from the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives assessed the ability of the system to withstand cyber threat activity and the cybersecurity team’s response capability.
- Two U.S. Department of Defense officials and an official from the U.S. State Department addressed the June 30 Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission following a tour of PCAPP. The group, led by Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs Dr. Brandi Vann, observed plant operations and met with plant leadership.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
July 28, 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.