The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program originally worked with eight U.S. Army chemical weapons stockpile locations throughout the county. As of 2014, six of the eight chemical stockpile sites have completed destruction of their stockpile and eliminated the hazard. Only two sites remain: the Blue Grass Chemical Activity in Richmond, Kentucky, and the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado.
Sites that have completed destruction of their chemical stockpiles:
- Anniston Chemical Activity, located on Anniston Army Depot (Alabama)
- Deseret Chemical Depot (Utah)
- Edgewood Chemical Activity, located on Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Maryland)
- Newport Chemical Depot, (Indiana and Illinois)
- Pine Bluff Chemical Activity, located on Pine Bluff Arsenal (Arkansas)
- Umatilla Chemical Depot (Oregon and Washington)
Remaining chemical stockpile sites:
- Blue Grass Chemical Activity, located on Blue Grass Army Depot (Richmond, Kentucky)
- Pueblo Chemical Depot (Pueblo, Colorado)
FEMA partners with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Colorado in ensuring the safety of the public adjacent to these installations. For information on how residents in these two communities can be better prepared for potential emergencies, visit the Prepare Pueblo and Prepare Kentucky websites.
For information on the safe storage of the chemical weapons at these locations, visit the home of the U.S. Department of Defense Chemical Materials Activity.
For information on the safe destruction of the chemical weapons at these locations, visit the home of the U.S. Department of Defense Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.