Pueblo Chemical Depot

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Pueblo Chemical Depot

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Geographical Address

City
Public Address
45825 Colorado 96 Pueblo, CO 81006
latitude
38.27
longitude
-104.34

Contact Info

DSN
(719) 549-4135/4118 | +1 719-549-4211
Operating Hours
Mon-Thurs: 0630-1700

From space on Oct. 2008

The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo CountyColoradoUnited States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States. The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, full-scale destruction operations are expected to begin in 2014 and to be complete by 2017. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2020. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

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