Successful Demonstrations Lead to End of Pilot Testing at Pueblo Plant

Staff at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) have been performing Integrated Facilities Demonstrations to show proficiency at different tasks with the plant operating as designed. In the process, they’ve set records and achieved the most productive weeks yet for processing and destroying the chemical munitions stockpile stored since the 1950s at the U.S. Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot. The data collected from such live demonstrations helps Colorado regulators set limits that protect the workforce, public health and the environment, and mark the end of Pilot Testing as the plant heads into full operations.

VIDEO: A Walk on Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s Wild Side

Safety always comes first at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), for the protection of the people working on the project, the surrounding community, as well as all the wildlife that call the Pueblo Chemical Depot home. From tarantulas and wasps to protected migrating birds and bobcats, the facility takes care to work around nests and avoid disturbing any sensitive wildlife – even if it means limiting or pausing operations at the plant.

VIDEO: Colorado Residents Learn About Static Detonation Chamber

My first video production for the Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office is about a series of Pueblo County community meetings on the topic of Static Detonation Chambers.

Return of the king

The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Canon City, Colorado, dedicated a new animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex on Oct. 6, 2018, months after electrical problems caused a fire that destroyed another and created dramatic viral photos.

Edited in Adobe Premiere Clip (iOS)

Award-winning videos from 2016

A video I shot and co-produced with Pueblo Chieftain reporter Peter Roper won second place in the multimedia category of the annual Better Newspaper Contest at the 2017 Colorado Press Association convention. “Remembering Hiroshima’s Empty Streets” featured World War II U.S. Army veteran Bruce Elson recounting his experiences in the Japanese city of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb explosion that helped end the war. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere CC.

I also edited “Columbus Day: Pride & protest in Pueblo,” which won second place in the breaking news video category and was shot by reporter Jon Pompia. The video was edited in iMovie for Mac.

I’m also proud to add that The Pueblo Chieftain was named Best Website-Daily in its category!