RICHMOND — Trace amounts of mustard vapor were detected Monday morning inside an igloo at Blue Grass Army Depot, authorities said. The leak poses no danger or risk to the citizens of Madison or surrounding counties, they said.
The vapor was detected during a routine weekly monitoring inside a storage structure filled with artillery shells.
Workers have begun the process to locate the leaking munition. Once that is done, it will be overpacked into a leakproof container and moved to a separate storage facility that houses other leaking munitions.
During this process, the igloo is connected to a filter bank to ensure that no vapor can get into the outside atmosphere.
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In a separate and unrelated incident Monday, a natural gas line was ruptured by a contractor during construction at the depot's main gate.
The line was capped and the main gate was opened.