RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — A routine inspection at the Blue Grass Army Depot revealed a vapor emission on Monday.
Chemical crews detected a vapor emission in a storage structure that 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 operations at the Blue Grass Chemical Activity.
Officials said there is no danger or risk to Madison County citizens or surrounding counties.