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Chemical Crews Detect Vapor Emission At BG Army Depot

Posted at 9:50 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 10:20:57-04

RICHMOND, Ky. – Chemical crews detected a vapor emission in a storage structure that contained sarin rockets during a routine inspection Tuesday.

A mobile monitoring laboratory detected the vapor 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 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.