Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-08-04 18:54:19 –
Madison County, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Did you know that Madison County once had more than 500 tons of chemicals?
Those weapons are destroyed one by one. Some people go back to before the Vietnam War.
LEX 18 looked inside the operation of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, along with other media outlets.
This location is right next to Duncannon Lane, south of the center of Richmond.
More than 30 years ago, Dr. Candace Coyle, a project manager on the government site, said the United States had signed an agreement to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile. This is the work currently in progress.
“Therefore, this mission is to destroy the entire stockpile to make the world a safer place, but especially Madison County and its surroundings,” said Dr. Coil.
When the mission began, there were over 523 tons of chemicals. So far, almost 30% have been destroyed.
The simulation we witnessed was the disassembly of an M55 rocket carrying VX nerve agents.