Workers broke ground Jan. 22 for the site of the new Static Detonation Chamber 2000 designed to supplement the main plant’s nerve-agent destruction process.
Full-scale chemical agent destruction operations at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) on the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) began Jan. 17 with the destruction of the first 8-inch projectile containing GB nerve agent in the main plant.
A Blue Grass technician was a major contributor to a testing performance study that led to a change in a Department of Defense testing standard.
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is preparing to use non-agent simulant and surrogate chemicals to test equipment and systems that will thermally decontaminate nerve-agent projectiles and other agent-related materials.
The first of four crews processed explosive rounds in the Static Detonation Chamber at the Blue Grass plant Feb. 15.
Multiple teams working together successfully completed the system demonstration of the Agent Monitoring System in January.