Date Original



This collection includes minutes, accounting records, presentation notes, and press releases concerning the demilitarization of the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Jefferson County.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Department of Defense Authorization Act made mandatory the national scale-down of military weapons. The United States Army planned to destroy the stockpiled chemical agents and munitions stored at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas. Governor Jim Guy Tucker issued a proclamation establishing the Pine Bluff Arsenal Citizens Advisory Commission to coordinate with other government agencies and the United States Army in the operation. Serving on the commission were nine people appointed from a 50-mile radius of the arsenal, as well as other state government representatives who had direct responsibilities related to the chemical demilitarization program. The commission's goal was to gather information useful in making decisions as to the best methods of destroying the arsenal's stockpiles of munitions and protecting the human and environmental health of the area. One of the results was implementation of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), initiated to alert people of hazardous conditions. The demilitarization was completed in 2011.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Pine Bluff Arsenal Citizens Advisory Commission records, MS.000614


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Pine Bluff Citizens Advisory Commission records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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