• The concrete foundation is complete for the Laboratory Building in anticipation of receiving 20 modular building components.

    Laboratory Building

    The concrete foundation is complete for the Laboratory Building in anticipation of receiving 20 modular building components.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers installed both agent and energetic neutralization reactors that are located in the Munitions Demilitarization Building.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers installed both agent and energetic neutralization reactors that are located in the Munitions Demilitarization Building.

  • The concrete foundation is complete for the Supercritical Water Oxidation Process Building and interior piping support steel and equipment installations are underway.

    Supercritical Water Oxidation

    The concrete foundation is complete for the Supercritical Water Oxidation Process Building and interior piping support steel and equipment installations are underway.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers installed agent neutralization system tanks that are located in the Munitions Demilitarization Building.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers installed agent neutralization system tanks that are located in the Munitions Demilitarization Building.

  • Inside the Control and Support Building, craft workers are safely installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning duct work.

    Control and Support Building

    Inside the Control and Support Building, craft workers are safely installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning duct work.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction workers are erecting support steel along the exterior of the Control and Support Building.

    Control and Support Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant construction workers are erecting support steel along the exterior of the Control and Support Building.

  • More than 350 skilled craft workers are safely building the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

    Current Project Staffing

    More than 350 skilled craft workers are safely building the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting formwork to prepare for elevated concrete wall placements.

    Munitions Demilitarization Building

    Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant craft workers continue erecting formwork to prepare for elevated concrete wall placements.

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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