Monitoring the chemical weapons stockpile
The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) supports delivery of chemical munitions to Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) for destruction and is responsible for the safe and secure storage of the chemical weapons stockpile at Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD). BGCA reports to the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity and is commanded by Lt. Col. Edward Williams.
Located near Richmond, Kentucky, BGAD, a subordinate installation of the Joint Munitions Command, is one of two remaining Army installations in the United States that stores chemical weapons. The depot encompasses approximately 14,600 acres, comprised mainly of open fields and wooded areas. The depot is primarily involved with industrial activities associated with the storage and maintenance of conventional and chemical munitions.