Posted: Jul 2, 2010 12:13 PM by Greg Boyce
Work crews completed X-ray operations on 540 mustard filled munitions at the Pueblo Chemical Depot last Friday, June 25.
The X-ray operations began on June 7. It was a joint effort between Pueblo Chemical Depot, the U.S. Army 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Analytical and Remediation Activity, and the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project.
"This was a great cooperative effort that demonstrated the high level of training proficiency and the commitment to safety of all the organizations involved." said Lt. Col. Rob Wittig, depot commander. "I am very proud of our workforce for this significant accomplishment, they demonstrate every day that they are the very best," he said.
The over-packed munitions have been stored at the depot since the mid 1980s and were sealed in larger containers because they began leaking. d In some cases they were placed in oversized containers after mustard sampling operations were conducted.