- On Oct. 28, the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) Static Detonation Chamber team began trial burn testing. Trial burn testing is required to demonstrate that the SDC units operate as designed. SDC testing involves two phases. The first phase will test empty, inert projectiles, containers filled with surrogate non-agent chemicals and conventional munitions. The first phase is projected to last approximately 10 weeks.
- On Oct. 7, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment finalized the Static Detonation Chamber final operating permit, which established the timeline to begin trial burn testing three weeks following the approval of the permit.
- On Oct. 19, the Board of County Commissioners, Pueblo County, Colorado, voted to pass a resolution approving the Certificate of Designation, allowing the start of the SDC units with Phase 1 trial burn testing.
- Russell DeSalvo, president and CEO, PuebloPlex, the Local Redevelopment Authority for the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD), was appointed to the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, providing the CAC with a post-closure stakeholder. DeSalvo participated in his first CAC meeting as a member of the body on Oct. 27.
- On Oct. 7, the PCAPP workforce set a plant record by destroying 1,885 projectiles in a single day, besting the previous record of 1,472 set on Sept. 14. Through the first 10 months of 2021, PCAPP employees have destroyed more than 1,000 projectiles in a single day 20 times.
Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission, Permitting Working Group and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meetings
Dec. 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. MST
Zoom meeting information:
Phone: 1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 851 2579 5932