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2 years 7 months ago

Emergency exercise planned for Wednesday

Every year emergency workers in Pueblo County run a large emergency drill to test readiness in case of a disaster. The scope is large because of the proximity of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, where thousands of obsolete chemical weapons are stored. This year the drill is scheduled for Wednesday....

3 years 7 months ago

Large emergency drill planned tomorrow

An emergency preparedness drill is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Colorado State Fairgrounds to test emergency responders. Pueblo has a large drill every year as part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. That's because of the thousands of obsolete chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot...

4 years 5 months ago

X-ray operations at Chemical Depot completed

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Army and State at impasse over chemical weapons

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...

4 years 10 months ago

Federal budget includes money for Pueblo Chemical Depot

President Obama's proposed 2011 federal budget includes funding to keep construction of a chemical weapons destruction facility on track. Congress has mandated destruction of thousands of mortars containing mustard agent at Pueblo Chemical Depot east of Pueblo by 2017. The facility is already under construction. The President's budget proposal...

5 years 3 months ago

Chemical Depot tests emergency response

Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare...

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