Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-Inch Mortar Rounds Complete

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant completed baseline reconfiguration of 4.2-inch mortar rounds containing mustard agent June 23. “This milestone signifies we have prepared all the 4.2-inch mortars for destruction in our Static Detonation Chamber units starting later this year,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. Baseline reconfiguration is the name for a process … Continue reading Baseline Reconfiguration of 4.2-Inch Mortar Rounds Complete

Pueblo Static Detonation Chamber Units Covered, Energized

Complete protective enclosures now surround three Static Detonation Chamber units at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. “These Sprung structures are a visible sign of progress, but that’s only part of the story,” said Dan Williams, SDC project manager. “We also started connecting the SDC site to utility electrical power. This achievement will afford the … Continue reading Pueblo Static Detonation Chamber Units Covered, Energized

Pueblo Plant Resumes Chemical Weapons Destruction

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant resumed destruction operations June 4 after pausing its elimination of mustard agent. “We had to halt processing after it was discovered the B05 system and some of the piping from the Spent Decontamination System tanks to the Agent Neutralization Reactors showed evidence of previous pinhole leaks,” said Kim Jackson, … Continue reading Pueblo Plant Resumes Chemical Weapons Destruction

Shipments Reduce Salt Water Risk to Storage Tanks

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has begun shipping salt water off site in an effort to relieve the Water Recovery System of a high salt concentration that could potentially damage its tanks. “We’re moving out the inventory of brine to dilute the system,” Kim Jackson, plant manager, PCAPP, told the Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ … Continue reading Shipments Reduce Salt Water Risk to Storage Tanks

U.S. Army Inspectors Give Pueblo Plant High Marks

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant received high marks from a recent Department of the Army Inspector General Chemical Surety Inspection. “They look through safety, operations, accountability, went through our clinic, a lot of our personnel records … and left with a very good report,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP, in a recent … Continue reading U.S. Army Inspectors Give Pueblo Plant High Marks

Pueblo Plant Destroys Half of Chemical Stockpile in Colorado

https://www.peoacwa.army.mil/2020/02/26/pueblo-plant-destroys-half-of-chemical-stockpile-in-colorado/ The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant destroyed more than half the mustard agent in obsolete chemical munitions stored for more than a half-century at the U.S. Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot. “This accomplishment is the result of the dedication and tenacity of the men and women who work at PCAPP,” said Walton Levi, site project … Continue reading Pueblo Plant Destroys Half of Chemical Stockpile in Colorado

Plant Workers Prepare for Munitions Destruction Changes

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant technicians and engineers are preparing to reconfigure specialized equipment to destroy 105mm projectiles later this year. “We assembled a team of seasoned maintenance technicians, waste technicians, safety specialists, engineers, and work control specialists to determine a safe method to fully disassemble the 155mm Cavity Access Machines, or CAMs, after they … Continue reading Plant Workers Prepare for Munitions Destruction Changes

Workers Improve Safety With Equipment Modifications

Modifications designed by the maintenance team at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant are helping to reduce the effects of pressurized rounds. “We came together as a plant,” said Bill Simmons, assistant maintenance manager, PCAPP. “Operations and Maintenance and Engineering all went away and came up with ideas on how we can mitigate that champagning … Continue reading Workers Improve Safety With Equipment Modifications

Officials Visit Pueblo Plant, Tour Static Detonation Chamber Site

https://www.peoacwa.army.mil/2020/01/24/officials-visit-pueblo-plant-tour-static-detonation-chamber-site/ The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant recently hosted military dignitaries and civilian business leaders for a twice-yearly review of chemical demilitarization activities in Colorado. “We had meaningful discussions about cost and schedule,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP. The mid-January visit included the biannual Integrated Process Review, which offers an in-depth look at … Continue reading Officials Visit Pueblo Plant, Tour Static Detonation Chamber Site