- More than 2,000 tons of mustard agent has been destroyed at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) as of Aug. 13. This means approximately 600 tons of agent remains in the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile stored in Colorado.
- In August, the PCAPP workforce safely destroyed 22,814 105mm projectiles, an average of 736 projectiles per day. As of Aug. 31, more than 180,000 105mm projectiles have been safely destroyed, representing approximately 46% of the 105mm projectiles originally stored at PCD.
- Pre-planning for the eventual closure of the PCAPP main plant continues. A permit modification request outlining the PCAPP Closure Plan, was submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in August.
- Safety incident rates at PCAPP continue to exceed standards of similar industries. The 12-month safety incident rate at the plant is its lowest in four years, more than eight times lower than the latest national standard for hazardous waste treatment and disposal plants.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meetings
Sept. 29, 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.