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3. ARMY / JMC / Pine Bluff Arsenal

Last modified: 18 Mar 2021, submitted by: Joker

Country: United States    Region: Arkansas

Locale: White Hall

Latitude: 34° 17' 57" N     Longitude: -93° 55' 5" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) was one of the US army chemical weapon storage sites. Its arsenal's chemical weapons consisted of munitions containing GB or VX nerve agents or HD blister agent. The Army designed the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF) to destroy the chemical stockpile, comprising appx 12% of the US chemical weapons marking the end of WMD storage at the Arsenal. The facility and storage area are undergoing closure operations in accordance with policies, procedures and federal laws and regulations.

PBCDF started disposal ops by destroying M55 GB rockets and GB containers, with the last GB rocket being processed in 2007 marking the end of all GB munitions at PBA. The facility started processing M55 VX rockets in 2007, with the last VX rocket being destroyed in 2008, marking the destruction of all stockpile chemical agent-filled rockets at PBA. They began their final campaign, destruction of mustard agent-filled ton containers in 2008 and in 2010 all ended.

PBA is providing the US and Allied Forces with certain critical products and services that are primarily unavailable from other sources.
PBA also provides specialized training and logistical support for the Dept of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross.
PBA's primary missions include: conventional ammo, chemical biological defense, engineering and technical support, mobile and powered system support and base operations support to numerous tenant activities.

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