• This photo taken from the upper level processing room shows one of the agent reactor tanks. The motor, visible on top, will turn the agitators inside the tank.

    Agent Processing Building

    This photo taken from the upper level processing room shows one of the agent reactor tanks. The motor, visible on top, will turn the agitators inside the tank.

  • The Brine Reduction System now includes an evaporator (tall tower) and filter press steelwork on the right.

    Biotreatment Area

    The Brine Reduction System now includes an evaporator (tall tower) and filter press steelwork on the right.

  • Bechtel Team Project Manager Doug Omichinski (right) gives a tour of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant to members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Colorado Division of Emergency Management and the local emergency services bureau.

    Army/Federal Emergency Management Agency VIP Tour

    Bechtel Team Project Manager Doug Omichinski (right) gives a tour of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant to members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Colorado Division of Emergency Management and the local emergency services...

  • The pipe rack now encases the Immobilized Cell Bioreactors (left). In the distance, the Brine Reduction System evaporator can be seen.

    Pipe Rack

    The pipe rack now encases the Immobilized Cell Bioreactors (left). In the distance, the Brine Reduction System evaporator can be seen.

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot.

Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile.

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 Colorado and Kentucky.

The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

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