Bluegrass Army Depot

Local/Regional News
12:54 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Depot Official: Sarin Leak No Danger To Public

A spokeswoman for the Blue Grass Army Depot says a vapor leak from a sarin gas round posed no danger to the public.

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Local/Regional News
12:28 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Explosive Technology To Be Used On Mustard Gas

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The Blue Grass Army Depot has approved the use of explosive destruction technology to destroy mustard gas munitions.

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Local/Regional News
10:48 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant 70% Built

Mustard Gas Shells stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond

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.

Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board Co-Chair Craig Williams says it took several years for the project to recover from funding cuts in 2004. But, Williams told The Courier-Journal and Richmond Register, construction is tracking on schedule now that allocations have been more consistent.

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Local/Regional News
11:25 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Official: No Impact From Destroying Mustard Rounds

RICHMOND, Ky. -- 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.

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Local/Regional News
1:14 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Chemical Weapons Destruction Convoy Moving Through Area This Afternoon

A fifty foot tall, 100 ton empty vessel used in chemical weapons destruction is set to make its way to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond; the final leg of its 1,800 mile journey from Idaho.

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