Public meeting to update chemical weapon destruction in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) and the Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board (CDCAB) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Rooms A and B on the lobby level at Eastern Kentucky University’s Carl D. Perkins Building located on Kit Carson Drive to update the public on the plan to destroy aging chemical weapons from the Blue Grass Army Depot.  The event is open to the public and is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

For those who are not able to attend in person, a live video stream of the meeting will be available on the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) YouTube main channel at www.youtube.com/user/usaeacwa. Viewers may ask questions, make comments and receive feedback as part of the chat feature on this live-streaming 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 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, please contact the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at (859) 626-8944 or bgoutreach@iem.com. Visit the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives website at www.peoacwa.army.mil for more information on the program to destroy the chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

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