Citizens’ update on chemical weapons destruction is meeting focus

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Two Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant operators work together to remove banding from a 155mm projectile containing VX nerve agent before placing the munition in a tray to begin the destruction process Jan. 8. The first VX 155mm projectiles were destroyed Jan. 10, marking the start of the third of five chemical weapons destruction campaigns at the Blue Grass Army Depot. (A portion of this photograph has been blurred in accordance with Department of Defense guidelines.)

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board (CDCAB) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 3, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET via the Microsoft Teams online platform.

The event is open to the public.

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Chemical weapons destruction operations are taking place at the Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond, Kentucky. Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant managers want to keep citizens informed about the project and receive feedback from the community.

The meeting will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A telephone option is also available.

Those wishing to attend the meeting should contact the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at bgoutreach@iem.com or call (859) 626-8944 for information on how to join. Viewers may ask questions, make comments and receive feedback during the event.

The CAC, chaired by Doug Hindman, is a governor-appointed commission that represents community and state interests to the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.

The CDCAB, co-chaired by Madison County Judge-Executive Reagan Taylor and Craig Williams, chemical weapons project director of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation, is an independent subcommittee of the CAC.

It is made up of a diverse group of community leaders who represent the views and concerns of the local community regarding Kentucky’s chemical weapons destruction program.

For additional information, contact the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at (859) 626-8944 or bgoutreach@iem.com.