Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant: Public Meeting

Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant: Class 3 Hazardous Waste Storage and Treatment Permit Modification Request, Addition of EDT, and Public Meeting

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) has selected an explosive destruction technology (EDT) system to safely destroy the mustard stockpile deemed unsuitable for processing through the main pilot plant. Because solidification of the mustard agent was found in a significant number of mustard projectiles, rendering them unsuitable for the automated neutralization process, the EDT system will be employed to destroy the entire Blue Grass mustard stockpile and two Department of Transportation 3A bottles containing mustard to augment the main pilot plant destruction process.

As such, the EDT is the subject of this request for Class 3 Modification to the Blue Grass Army Depot’s (BGAD) Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Permit. BGAD, in collaboration with BGCAPP systems contractor Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass as the permit operator, has formally submitted this permit modification request to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.

The public comment period for this permit modification request lasts 60 days, beginning March 14, 2014, and ending May 13, 2014. Written comments on the permit modification request can be submitted to:

Heather Alexander
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Division of Waste Management
200 Fair Oaks Lane, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601-1190

A public meeting (hosted by facility personnel) is also scheduled:
April 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Drive, Richmond, Ky.

For more information, go to the public involvement page of BGCAPP’s website here.