The U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) located near Pueblo, Colo., is one of nine Army installations in the United States and currently store chemical weapons. PCD stores a stockpile of chemical weapons comprising seven percent of the nation's original chemical materiel stockpile.
Since 1942, the depot’s missions have shifted and expanded, and today the depot’s mission is to ensure the safe, secure storage of the chemical weapons stockpile. Encompassing approximately 23,000 acres, PCD reports to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA).
The U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, known as ACWA is the Department of Defense program responsible for the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile in storage at PCD. Working in partnership with the community, the technology known as neutralization followed by biotreatment was selected in 2002 to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), is currently under construction near the storage site.
Bechtel Pueblo is the systems contractor that will design, construct, systemize, pilot test, operate and close the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
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