The Blue Grass hydrolysate processing system achieved supercriticality for the first time in December during planned system validation.
Operators sent the first shipment of Greater than 1 Vapor Screening Level, or VSL, mustard agent-contaminated waste from the Blue Grass plant to a permitted Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility in Texas this month.
Project and program management provided information about changes being made to the Blue Grass rocket processing system at a public meeting Dec. 11.
Public comments on the conversion of the hazardous waste permit for the Blue Grass main plant are due by Dec. 11, 2019.
Decontaminated projectile bodies processed through the Blue Grass Static Detonation Chamber are considered clean of chemical agent per U.S. Army standards and delivered to a metal recycling facility for further destruction.