Gas Leak Detected At Munitions Depot

By Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio Workers at the Bluegrass Army Depot near Richmond are searching for the source of a mustard gas leak. Monitoring personnel Tuesday detected trace amounts of the vapor inside a concrete igloo that houses mustard gas. Once the leaking munition is located, Depot spokesman Dick Sloan says they’ll follow a […]

McConnell, Chandler Tour Chemical Weapons Storage Site

From Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond The media tagged along as U-S Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Ben Chandler toured the Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky Tuesday. They visited the construction site of a plant which will one day destroy the depot’s chemical munitions.                  The two lawmakers watched as workers poured a […]

Army to Dispose of Nerve Gas at Bluegrass Depot

It’s been a little more than a year since one of the most serious leaks to date from a chemical weapons storage container at the Bluegrass Army Depot. This Wednesday (today), the U.S. Army will begin destroying the nerve agent in that container and two others like it using a smaller scale disposal system.