As the army prepares to destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo County hopes to tap into more funding from the federal government. Over the past twenty years the county has received $42 million from the federal government in emergency preparedness funding.
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PUEBLO (AP)-Army officials say they have found and sealed five artillery shells that had leaked mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
Depot spokesman Chuck Sprague said Wednesday the leaks were detected in September when the air was tested in one of the storage bunkers.
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The Army now says it plans to use explosives to destroy as many as 38,000 mustard agent shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, down slightly from 40,000 it estimated earlier.
Kevin Flamm, who oversees plans to destroy the shells, gave the new estimate on Tuesday. He's in Colorado to... more »
The Army is cutting back on the number of mustard agent shells it wants to explode in closed chambers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The Army proposes to use explosions to destroy up to 40,000 shells, down from 125,000 in an earlier plan.
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A Pueblo company, MASS Services and Supply, has landed a contract to install sets of filters on each chemical storage igloo at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
The Army awarded a $1.3 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation of McLean, Virginia, which subcontracted the work to MASS. MASS will... more »
State and Army officials say they've reached an impasse in negotiations on monitoring chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo.
The state health department sued the Army in August, seeking stepped-up monitoring of the 2,600 tons of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. A settlement was announced in January, and... more »