Latest Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Stories

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....

2008-07-20 12:00:35

By John Norton, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 20--Public meetings on the next phase of the Defense Department's effort to destroy Pueblo's stockpile of chemical weapons will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Boone and Avondale. The Tuesday session will be at the Boone Community Center and Wednesday's will be at the McHarg Community Center in Avondale. Since the Pentagon's Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program got started, officials have been working with the...

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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