Bluegrass Army Depot

Bluegrass Chemical Weapon Stockpile

Officials have begun destroying Cold-War era chemical weapons that have been stored at a Kentucky Army depot for decades.  The facility at the Blue Grass Army Depot successfully destroyed a mustard-agent munition on Friday in Richmond.


A plan is underway for the United States to destroy all of its chemical weapons inventory.  WUKY's Dan Collins reports.

KY: Home to the Last of America's Chemical Weapons

Dec 22, 2014

The U.S. has destroyed 90 percent of its chemical weapons - but thousands of aging rockets, laced with deadly nerve agents, remain in storage near Richmond.  The Blue Grass Army Depot holds 523 tons of chemical agent, and will be the last of the country's nine storage sites to destroy its stockpile.

A union spokesman says workers at Bluegrass Station Army Depot in Lexington are picketing over unfair labor practices.