Plant completes destruction of projectiles with nerve agent

Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s chemical weapons destruction facility has eliminated its stockpile of projectiles containing VX nerve agent. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent plant said in a statement this week that teams destroyed the last projectiles on May 28. Plant workers dismantled the weapons and mixed the nerve agents with chemicals and water, turning it into a neutral solution. The plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County began disposing of its 523 tons of decades-old chemical weapons in 2019. Officials said that it has eliminated more than 27% of its chemical agents.