BGCAPP Begins Sarin Destruction

Last week full scale destruction of munitions containing Sarin began at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Candace Coyle, Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant site project manager commented “This is another major milestone toward eliminating the total chemical weapons stockpile in Kentucky.”

The CW stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot originally consisted of around 523 tons of chemical agent configured in 155mm projectiles containing H mustard and VX nerve agent, 8-inch projectiles containing sarin, and M55 rockets containing sarin and VX nerve agent. In June 2019, an explosive destruction technology began destroying the mustard stockpile. As of January 10, more than 15 tons of chemical agent have been destroyed in Kentucky, a news release said. 


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