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Sep 26, 2011 12:23 PM by David Ortiviz

Pueblo chemical stockpile on path to destruction

Work is almost complete on a $3.5 billion project to destroy hundreds of tons of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot east of Pueblo. Here's a quick glance at the timeline to destroy the chemical stockpile which has been stored at the depot since the 1950s.

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

Sept. 2004: Groundbreaking

Sept. 2011: Construction 80% complete

2015: Plant should start operation to destroy weapons through neutralization

2017: Deadline to destroy stockpile under U.S. Chemical Weapon Convention treaty

 

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