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Vapor Emission Detected At Blue Grass Army Depot

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jul 30, 2018

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.