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2014-02-11 16:22:30

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant to Destroy 523 Tons of Chemical Weapons RICHMOND, Ky., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel announced that construction of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant's main plant facilities are now more than 75 percent complete. Bechtel leads the team, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, that is building the pilot plant for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) program....

2010-02-22 12:39:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Army officials honored the efforts of 51 key members of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) credited with completing a project to eliminate health and safety risks associated with continued storage of containers as well as other accumulated wastes. ECBC employees gathered at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky., in 2007 to lend their expertise toward a project aimed at safely eliminate and manage three...

2010-02-01 12:53:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2009, the U.S. Army Environmental Command awarded a $1.5 million performance-based task order to HydroGeoLogic, Inc., Reston, Va. for environmental remediation services at Blue Grass Army Depot and Fort Campbell, Ky. The task order was awarded on the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract by the Research, Development and Engineering Command Aberdeen...

2008-12-29 09:12:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. This milestone occurred with the destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) in Anniston, Ala. "I commend Anniston and all CMA destruction sites on this extraordinary achievement. By destroying the VX agent at each...

2008-08-06 21:00:28

By Ashlee Clark, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--RICHMOND -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Army officials detected a mustard agent leak Wednesday at Blue Grass Army Depot. The mustard was detected at extremely low levels and confined to the interior of the igloo in which it is stored. The leak occurred in a different storage igloo than the leak detected July 28. The agent poses no threat to the community or environment, according to Blue Grass Chemical Activity,...

2008-07-30 15:01:02

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 30--A storage igloo at the Blue Grass Army Depot recently tested positive for mustard gas vapors, and toxic chemical workers are still trying to determine the source, an Army representative said Tuesday. This leak -- confirmed Monday -- is faint and presents no danger to the community or the environment, said Dick Sloan, public information officer for Blue Grass Chemical Activity. The vapor amount was within the short term exposure limit...

2008-07-26 21:00:27

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 26--Both of Kentucky's Republican U.S. senators and Rep. Ben Chandler, D-6th District, put party affiliations aside Thursday out of concern of recent nerve agent detections at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning and Chandler sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Director Conrad Whyne about frequent nerve agent detections earlier this month and last August. The inability to determine...

2008-07-26 15:00:36

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 26--Three members of Kentucky's congressional delegation have asked for a review of safety measures at Blue Grass Army Depot in the wake of leaks reported earlier this month and in August 2007. "We write to express our deep concern regarding these repeated chemical agent leaks," wrote Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning and U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles, in a letter dated Thursday to Conrad Whyne, director of the...

2008-07-14 21:00:25

By Ashlee Clark, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 14--The sarin that leaked at the Blue Grass Army Depot Friday should have been destroyed, according to a plan approved in January. But the agency responsible for neutralizing the agent has not even started constructing the facility for the destruction. In January, officials approved a plan that called for the 157 gallons of GB, or sarin, stored at the depot to be drained, neutralized and removed from the facility by May. But...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By John Norton, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--The Defense Department agency responsible for weapons destruction programs in Pueblo, and at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, reaffirmed to Congress this week that it is not going to finish the work by a treaty deadline of 2012. It was the same message former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave Congress two years ago. The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program report also stated that meeting a separate 2017...


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