The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant reported the best day in its history of processing munitions on Oct. 7.
“We destroyed 1,885 munitions in a single day,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. “That number of projectiles processed surpassed the previous record of 1,472, which was set Sept. 14.”
Through the first ten months of 2021, PCAPP employees have destroyed more than 1,000 projectiles in a single day 20 times. The workforce has achieved this level of destruction safely – it has been more than two years since any PCAPP employee has sustained a lost time injury or illness.
“This record performance by the workforce is more than double the average daily destruction rate of approximately 700,” Levi said. “Our workforce continues to show their commitment to safe destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile stored in Colorado.”
Since the 105mm projectile destruction campaign began in December 2020, PCAPP has reported an average daily destruction rate of approximately 700 projectiles. A total of more than 210,000 105mm projectiles have been destroyed in that time, which comprises more than 55% of the 105mm inventory originally stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. The 105mm destruction campaign is projected to end by late 2022 or early 2023.