Chemical Weapons Stockpile http://wuky.org en Chemical Destruction Advisory Board To Hold Special Meeting On Plan To Destroy Mustard Rounds http://wuky.org/post/chemical-destruction-advisory-board-hold-special-meeting-plan-destroy-mustard-rounds <p>The proposal to explode old mustard rounds at the Blue Grass Army Depot will be the subject of a special meeting Wednesday. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:07:34 +0000 Josh James 39394 at http://wuky.org Chemical Destruction Advisory Board To Hold Special Meeting On Plan To Destroy Mustard Rounds Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant 70% Built http://wuky.org/post/chemical-weapons-destruction-plant-70-built <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">RICHMOND, Ky. — Officials say construction on a long-awaited weapons disposal facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot in central Kentucky is about 70 percent complete and it is on track to start operations in 2020.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:48:37 +0000 Associated Press 36294 at http://wuky.org Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant 70% Built Official: No Impact From Destroying Mustard Rounds http://wuky.org/post/official-no-impact-destroying-mustard-rounds <p><span class="entry-content">RICHMOND, Ky. -- </span>An environmental study has concluded that using Explosive Detonation Technology, or EDT, to dispose of aging mustard rounds at the Blue Grass Army Depot would not cause any “significant impacts” on the community. The public will have a chance to comment on the finding Tuesday. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:25:42 +0000 Josh James 34503 at http://wuky.org Official: No Impact From Destroying Mustard Rounds Furloughs Hit Blue Grass Army Depot http://wuky.org/post/furloughs-hit-blue-grass-army-depot <p>RICHMOND, Ky. - More than 100 workers at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond are seeing their hours cut from 40 per week down to thirty-two at least through September.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The furloughs are a byproduct of the automatic spending cuts triggered by the federal budget sequester.&nbsp; Blue Grass Chemical Activity commander Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Grice says the action is regrettable but necessary.&nbsp; He insists however, that the safe and secure storage of over 500 tons of chemical weapons at the site remains the highest priority.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:30:38 +0000 Alan Lytle 34169 at http://wuky.org Furloughs Hit Blue Grass Army Depot