Battelle, Bechtel to Help Army Destroy Chemical Weapons; Dan Taylor Comments

battelleBattelle has won a $76 million contract to help Bechtel National destroy the U.S. Army‘s stockpiles of chemical weapons at a demilitarization plant.

Bechtel National selected Battelle to monitor agent air and perform other science and technology services during the plant’s final construction and readiness preparation phases, Battelle said Wednesday.

A Bechtel and Parsons Corp. joint venture holds a potential $599.3 million contract to run the Blue Grass Chemical Agent- Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Kentucky.

“We’re pleased to begin this latest chapter in our country’s important effort to rid the world of chemical weapons stockpiles, ” said Dan Taylor, vice president and general manager of Battelle’s demilitarization business.

According to Battelle, only the Blue Grass Army Depot and Pueblo Chemical Army Depot house the U.S.’ remaining chemical weapon stockpiles and the nonprofit organization supports both facilities.

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