A permit modification request outlining the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Closure Plan, to be executed upon the completion of munitions destruction, has been submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
“The Closure Plan has always been a component of our Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permit,” said Mike Saupe, environmental manager, PCAPP. “The updated Closure Plan reflects how we currently plan to go about closure.”
After the conclusion of mustard agent and munitions destruction, the PCAPP main plant will begin the closure process. This includes the evaluation of plant components, structures and systems, determining their appropriate use after the conclusion of the project.
“The Closure Plan needs to be updated before we can close the main plant,” Saupe said. “Submittal of this plan is the result of months of hard work by the Environmental and Closure teams, so their efforts are very much appreciated.”
The Closure Plan Class 2 Permit Modification Request will be presented and discussed in an online public meeting taking place at 2 p.m. Sept. 29.