The March 3 meeting to provide Blue Grass chemical weapons destruction updates to the public will be held online, again.
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) destroyed all 8-inch projectiles containing GB nerve agent May 11. This marks the completion of the first munitions campaign for the project.
Officials confirmed during a June 12 public meeting that successful destruction of the first mustard agent-filled munition occurred June 7 in a facility built to destroy part of the obsolete U.S. chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky.
Hundreds of community members gathered at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Richmond, Kentucky, May 29 to celebrate the impending start of chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky.
The public is invited to an event to recognize the start of chemical weapons stockpile destruction in Kentucky.
The Static Detonation Chamber facility went on lockdown April 5 in preparation for upcoming operations.
Officials from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, or OPCW, toured the Blue Grass Static Detonation Chamber facility April 1 as part of a final oversight technical review prior to operations.
Multiple organizations and counties participated in an annual exercise Sept. 20 designed to enhance emergency preparedness in the unlikely event of a chemical accident or incident at the Blue Grass Army Depot.