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3:55 pm, June 4, 2023
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McConnell, Barr, Paul Announce over $450K to Support Bluegrass Army Depot

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced today the Bluegrass Area Development District (ADD) will receive a $455,828 competitive federal grant from the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation to help the local community prepare for the end of the […]

Success: All Nerve Agent Projectiles Now Destroyed at Blue Grass Army Depot

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team destroyed the last of the 155mm projectiles containing VX nerve agent on May 28. “There are two important milestones to recognize here,” said Dr. Candace Coyle, BGCAPP site project manager. “This marks not only the completion of the second of five destruction campaigns in Kentucky, but also the destruction of […]

Vapor Emission Detected at Bluegrass Army Depot

This morning, crews detected a vapor emission at the Bluegrass Army Depot during a routine inspection. A mobile monitoring laboratory detected the vapor during routine analysis of the atmosphere within a storage structure for sarin rockets. A powered filter was connected to the igloo as a safety precaution to ensure the vapor did not leave […]

Training Exercise at Depot Thursday

A Chemical Accident/Incident Response and Assistance exercise is scheduled for Thursday on the Blue Grass Army Depot. Blue Grass Chemical Activity first responders, along with BGAD personnel, Madison County and Saint Joseph Hospital in Berea, are slated to take part in this exercise. The purpose is to make sure responders are prepared to handle a […]