Madison County officials announced Wednesday the initial funding and launch of a regional study that will look at the economic impact of the plant that will destroy 523 tons of chemical weapons. The plant now under construction at Blue Grass Army Depot south of Richmond is about 55 percent finished. Destruction of the weapons is scheduled to start in 2020 and will be finished in 2023, if not earlier. The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will pay for the $120,000 study, which will look at how the weapons disposal plant influences the local and regional economy.
Officials to Study Economic Impact of Weapons Plant
By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader • Sep 6, 2012