On this week’s Eastern Standard: The first in a series of three full-length programs about the mission to eliminate a 523 ton stockpile of chemical weapons stored for generations at the Blue Grass Army Depot just outside Richmond, Kentucky.
Part One focuses on the history of a grassroots movement that successfully fought a US Army plan to incinerate the weapons containing lethal mustard, VX and Sarin agents, building a national and international coalition and uniting supporters from across the political spectrum. Part Two highlights the project’s highly skilled employees. Part Three focuses on what it means to the Madison County economy as the weapons disposal program winds down to an end by 2027.