Vapor emission detected at Blue Grass Chemical Activity

Blue Grass Chemical Activity

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- Chemical crews at Blue Grass Chemical Activity detected vapor emission during a routine inspection Tuesday.

Crews say that there is no danger or risk to Madison County residents or surrounding areas.

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The emission was discovered in a storage structure, known as as an “igloo,” containing nerve agent-filled munitions when crews were doing a routine analysis of the atmosphere within the structure.

A powered filter was connected to the igloo as a safety precaution to make sure the vapor doesn’t get outside.

According to Blue Grass Chemical Activity, “detecting, isolating and mitigating vapor emissions are a normal part of the safe and secure chemical storage operations.”