Weapons detonations to begin at Army depot

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Blue Grass Army Depot is set to begin its seasonal detonations and burning of explosives next week at the site in Richmond.

The process will rid the depot of stockpiles of obsolete and unserviceable conventional explosives and ammunition. The Army says the detonations will not include any of the depot's stockpiles of chemical munitions.

The detonating season typically lasts from April through October.

The procedures will be monitored by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection to ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding community and environment. Officials with the depot say local citizens who believe sounds or vibrations are causing damage to their homes or personal discomfort can call the public affairs office at (859) 779-6221.

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