• Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers safely fasten sheetrock to metal wall studs inside the Control and Support Building.

    Control and Support Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers safely fasten sheetrock to metal wall studs inside the Control and Support Building.

  • At a fabrication shop in Pasco, Wash., rocket cutter machines continue to be assembled.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    At a fabrication shop in Pasco, Wash., rocket cutter machines continue to be assembled.

  • At a fabrication shop in Pasco, Wash., shear machines continue to be assembled.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    At a fabrication shop in Pasco, Wash., shear machines continue to be assembled.

  • Inside the fully enclosed Utility Building, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue installing piping and equipment systems.

    Utility Building

    Inside the fully enclosed Utility Building, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue installing piping and equipment systems.

  • More than half of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce is hired from the local area.

    Current Project Staffing

    More than half of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce is hired from the local area.

  • At the Laboratory Building, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team members completed the building's final concrete foundation placement.

    Laboratory Building

    At the Laboratory Building, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team members completed the building's final concrete foundation placement.

  • Outside the Utility Building, two large compressed air tanks have been placed.

    Utility Building

    Outside the Utility Building, two large compressed air tanks have been placed.

  • A supercritical water oxidation emergency relief tank has been placed atop the building's foundation.

    Supercritical Water Oxidation Building

    A supercritical water oxidation emergency relief tank has been placed atop the building's foundation.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting structural steel and preparing for elevated concrete placements.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting structural steel and preparing for elevated concrete placements.

  • Outside the Control and Support Building, craft workers erect support steel for external piping systems.

    Control and Support Building

    Outside the Control and Support Building, craft workers erect support steel for external piping systems.

  • In Elkhart, Ind., workers have been fabricating and assembling the Laboratory Building's 20 modular components which will later be set atop the completed foundation.

    Laboratory Building

    In Elkhart, Ind., workers have been fabricating and assembling the Laboratory Building's 20 modular components which will later be set atop the completed foundation.

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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