Assessment of Explosive Destruction Technologies for by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee to Review Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program Detonation Technologies

The Army's skill to satisfy public and congressional calls for to ruin expeditiously all the U.S. declared chemical guns will be better by means of the choice and acquisition of acceptable explosive destruction applied sciences (EDTs) to reinforce the most applied sciences for use to damage the chemical guns presently on the Blue Grass military Depot (BGAD) in Kentucky and the Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Colorado. the military is thinking about 4 EDTs for the destruction of chemical guns: 3 from inner most quarter proprietors, and a fourth, Army-developed explosive destruction approach (EDS). This ebook updates previous reviews of those applied sciences, in addition to the other attainable detonation applied sciences, in accordance with a number of issues together with strategy adulthood, approach efficacy, method throughput, approach security, public and regulatory acceptability, and secondary waste concerns, between others. It additionally presents specific info on all of the necessities at BGAD and PCD and premiums all of the present appropriate EDTs plus the Army's EDS with recognize to how good it satisfies those specifications.

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Requirements of environmental regulations? Secondary wastes must meet the Army’s requirements for decontamination and may have to be destroyed in compliance with the CWC. b Which treatment/disposal methods will be practiced for each secondary waste and how will the final treatment residues be disposed of? The final treatment and repository for all generated secondary wastes must be evaluated. aThe CWC established a schedule of chemicals that are controlled under the CWC. Several of the agent degradation products are designated under CWC Schedule 2, and their manufacture and distribution in commerce is controlled.

CWC requirements? Requirements of environmental regulations? Secondary wastes must meet the Army’s requirements for decontamination and may have to be destroyed in compliance with the CWC. b Which treatment/disposal methods will be practiced for each secondary waste and how will the final treatment residues be disposed of? The final treatment and repository for all generated secondary wastes must be evaluated. aThe CWC established a schedule of chemicals that are controlled under the CWC. Several of the agent degradation products are designated under CWC Schedule 2, and their manufacture and distribution in commerce is controlled.

Systems and Technologies for the Treatment of Non-Stockpile Chemical Warfare Materiel. : The National Academies Press. NRC. 2006. Review of International Technologies for Destruction of ­Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel. : The National Academies Press. 3 Current Status of Explosive Destruction Technologies Introduction Summary of Experience Since Early 2006 The four explosive destruction technologies (EDTs) for chemical munitions that are evaluated in this report were initially evaluated and described by a National Research Council (NRC) committee in the International Technologies report (NRC, 2006).

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