The depot is responsible for eradicating 780,000 mustard gas shells to fulfill an international treaty banning chemical weapons.
Pueblo Chemical Depot
The plant is destroying 780,000 shells containing 2,500 U.S. tons of mustard agent under an international treaty.
Defense contractor Bechtel Inc. spent 12 years designing, building and testing the highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant.
The Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot is eradicating 780,000 shells filled with thick liquid mustard agent under an international treaty banning chemical weapons.
- Pueblo Chemical Depot spokesman Tom Schultz said Thursday no chemicals escaped and no one was injured.Read more
- The army began the disposal process by moving the weapons to the disposal site today.Read more