Repairs at Richmond chemical weapons plant nearly complete

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Workers have nearly finished $15 million worth of repairs at a central Kentucky chemical weapons destruction plant.

The Richmond Register ( ) reports officials with Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, the general contractor for the plant in Madison County, told the Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Board Wednesday that work on repairing 4,000 defective piping welds should be completed in November.

Bechtel Parsons Project Manager Ron Hink says it’s still from General Atomics of San Diego, which had a subcontractor place the initial welds.

The massive complex was built to dismantle and destroy chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond.

The facility is expected to start operations in 2020. Hink says the repair work caused very little delay as other issues pushed back the start about six months.


Information from: Richmond Register,


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