The United States is working diligently to destroy its remaining chemical weapons stockpile by the treaty commitment of September 2023 and Congressional mandate of December 2023. The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, or PEO ACWA, is overseeing the safe and environmentally sound destruction of these obsolete weapons in Colorado and Kentucky.
In Colorado, the team operating the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or PCAPP, has destroyed more than three quarters of the original agent stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the team operating the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or BGCAPP, has destroyed more than a third of the original agent stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot.
Both sites have made steady progress while adhering to public laws and regulations, as well as guidance from the Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.
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