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Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky
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Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office

1000 Commercial Drive, Suite 2
Richmond, KY 40475
859-626-8944
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Blue Grass Exchange
Spring 2008 Exchange Newsletter Contents:

BGCAPP Update

Site Project Manager Jim Fritsche, left, and Grover Adams, a journeyman electrician site, look over a 155 rocket model in the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office.

Site Project Manager Jim Fritsche, left, and Grover Adams, a journeyman electrician, look over a 155 projectile model. To learn more about current BGCAPP status, click here.

Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board and Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens' Advisory Commission

This quarterly meeting is held at Eastern Kentucky University's Carl D. Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond and begins at 1:30 p.m.

  •  Sept. 9, 2008
  •  Dec. 9, 2008
For more information, click here.

Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky

Photo: Kentucky landscape

The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program is working with the community to ensure a safe future for generations to come. To reach this goal, ACWA is partnering with elected officials, state and federal regulators and the community to destroy the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile stored there.

The Blue Grass Army Depot is located in east central Kentucky, southeast of the cities of Lexington and Richmond. The installation encompasses approximately 14,600 acres, composed mainly of open fields and wooded areas. The installation is used for the storage of conventional explosive munitions as well as assembled chemical weapons. The depot primarily is involved in industrial and related activities associated with the storage and maintenance of conventional and chemical munitions.

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant will be the last destruction plant built in the United States. Project team members, community partners and stakeholders celebrated the Groundbreaking Open House on October 28, 2006, to mark the start of construction. For more on this event and to view the groundbreaking video, click here.