• Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting Supercritical Water Oxidation Building structural steel. The building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates will be subjected to very high temperatures and pressures to destroy the hydrolysates' organic content.

    Supercritical Water Oxidation Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting Supercritical Water Oxidation Building structural steel. The building will house the reactors where agent and energetic hydrolysates will be subjected to very high...

  • Craft workers install fire-protection water piping in the Control and Support Building for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

    Control and Support Building

    Craft workers install fire-protection water piping in the Control and Support Building for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers install heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork inside the Control and Support Building.

    Control and Support Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers install heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork inside the Control and Support Building.

  • Nearly 350 skilled craft workers representing 10 building trades are safely working at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction site.

    Current Project Staffing

    Nearly 350 skilled craft workers representing 10 building trades are safely working at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction site.

  • The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team installed an agent holding tank, agent surge tank and three spent decontaminant fluid tanks.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team installed an agent holding tank, agent surge tank and three spent decontaminant fluid tanks.

  • A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant worker peers inside the corridor of a Metal Parts Treater unit, a piece of Blue Grass specific equipment that will thermally decontaminate metal pieces and projectile bodies by heating them to about 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant worker peers inside the corridor of a Metal Parts Treater unit, a piece of Blue Grass specific equipment that will thermally decontaminate metal pieces and projectile bodies by heating them to about...

  • Recent additions inside the fully-enclosed Utility Building include large water chillers. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations.

    Utility Building

    Recent additions inside the fully-enclosed Utility Building include large water chillers. Once complete, the Utility Building will house equipment to produce steam, compressed air, chilled water and hot water for operations.

  • The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team completed the building's first concrete foundation placement. The laboratory will handle and analyze low concentrations of chemical agent when operations begin.

    Laboratory Building

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team completed the building's first concrete foundation placement. The laboratory will handle and analyze low concentrations of chemical agent when operations begin.

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky.

The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO).

The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado.

The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

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