BLUE GRASS CHEMICAL ACTIVITY, RICHMOND, Ky. – Chemical crews closed out operations today for a vapor emission originally detected in a storage igloo July 30.
Using a mobile laboratory, operators detected the vapor during periodic, routine monitoring of an igloo, which houses mustard-filled munitions.
Following the safe and methodical identification and isolation of the mustard-filled projectiles, BGCA personnel closely monitored that igloo for three consecutive days with no agent detected.
Detecting, isolating and mitigating vapor emissions are a normal part of the safe and secure chemical storage operations at the Blue Grass Chemical Activity.
Madison County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Emergency Management Agencies, as well as the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection were kept informed during all aspects of the operation.