Destruction of Chemical Weapons at Depot Moves Up a Year


Destruction of the munitions at the Bluegrass Army Depot could be sped up, according to officials at the army installation in Madison county. The bluegrass Explosive technology would be implemented before the construction of the main plant, which has been in the works for multiple years.


Site project manager Jeff Brubaker says that they are planning for dual facility operations, so that the main plant destruction of nerve agent would overlap with the static detonation chamber of mustard munitions, which have been on site for decades. The plant is working in conjunction with the depot to shoot for the destruction timeline to begin a year ahead of schedule at next summer.

Hiring for the plant is still taking place, with each joint venture company hiring 30 candidates a month with a total topping out at 450 jobs.

Information from BGCAPP News.