Chemical Weapons Destruction in Kentucky: Process Overview

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is a state-of-the-art facility that is safely destroying the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond, Kentucky.

The stockpile at the depot originally consisted of chemical agent configured in 155mm projectiles containing mustard or VX nerve agent, 8-inch projectiles containing GB nerve agent, and M55 rockets containing VX or GB nerve agent.

Operations at BGCAPP began in 2019 and are scheduled to complete by the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty commitment date of Sept. 30, 2023.

The team successfully destroyed all projectiles containing chemical agent, as well as M55 rockets containing VX nerve agent and is now destroying M55 rockets containing GB nerve agent.

This video is a step-by-step look at destroying the M55 rockets using neutralization technology.
Employees also describe their work, the focus on safety and the environment, and the pride they take in knowing they are making the world a safer place.

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