COVID-19 Pandemic Response
The PCAPP workforce has returned to the site and is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- On July 23, a delegation led by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, toured PCAPP. Also on the tour were U.S. Department of Defense personnel including Brandi Vann, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, and Craig Campbell, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control.
- In July, the PCAPP workforce safely destroyed 18,792 105mm projectiles, an average of approximately 600 projectiles per day. As of July 31, more than 158,000 105mm projectiles have been safely destroyed, representing approximately 41% of the 105mm projectiles originally stored at PCD.
- A draft permit that will allow operation of Static Detonation Chamber units at PCAPP is open for public comment through Sept. 13. The environmental documents and information on how to comment is available on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/HMWMD-public-notices.
- As the 105mm munitions destruction campaign continues at PCAPP, plant workers are coming up with proactive solutions to make destruction operations more efficient. One worker has innovated a new training system for beginning toxic area entrants.
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.