Crews Detect Vapor Emission At Blue Grass Depot

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 10:52:20-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) – A routine inspection at the Blue Grass Army Depot revealed a  vapor emission.

Chemical crews detected a vapor emission in a storage structure which contains mustard-filled munitions.

The vapor was detected by a mobile monitoring laboratory during routine analysis of the atmosphere within the structure, known as an "igloo." As a safety precaution, a powered filter was connected to the igloo to ensure the vapor does not enter the outside atmosphere.

Detecting, isolating and mitigating vapor emissions are a normal part of the safe and secure chemical storage operations at the Blue Grass Chemical Activity. 

There is no danger or risk to Madison County citizens or surrounding counties.  The Madison County Emergency Management Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky EMA were notified of the vapor emission.  BGCA will provide more updates as they become available.