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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants.

Title Assessment of agent monitoring strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo chemical agent destruction pilot plants / Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants ; Board on Army Science and Technology ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- BGCAPP and PCAPP designs and relevant procedures used at destruction facilities -- Agent monitoring practices for waste generated at BGCAPP and PCAPP
Summary "January 2012 saw the completion of the U.S. Army's Chemical Materials Agency's (CMA's) task to destroy 90 percent of the nation's stockpile of chemical weapons. CMA completed destruction of the chemical agents and associated weapons deployed overseas, which were transported to Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii, and demilitarized there. The remaining 10 percent of the nation's chemical weapons stockpile is stored at two continental U.S. depots, in Lexington, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado. Their destruction has been assigned to a separate U.S. Army organization, the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) Element. ACWA is currently constructing the last two chemical weapons disposal facilities, the Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants (denoted PCAPP and BGCAPP), with weapons destruction activities scheduled to start in 2015 and 2020, respectively. ACWA is charged with destroying the mustard agent stockpile at Pueblo and the nerve and mustard agent stockpile at Blue Grass without using the multiple incinerators and furnaces used at the five CMA demilitarization plants that dealt with assembled chemical weapons - munitions containing both chemical agents and explosive/propulsive components. The two ACWA demilitarization facilities are congressionally mandated to employ noncombustion-based chemical neutralization processes to destroy chemical agents."--Publisher's description. In order to safely operate its disposal plants, CMA developed methods and procedures to monitor chemical agent contamination of both secondary waste materials and plant structural components. ACWA currently plans to adopt these methods and procedures for use at these facilities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136)
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Subject Chemical agents (Munitions) -- United States -- Safety measures.
Chemical weapons disposal -- Colorado.
Chemical weapons disposal -- Kentucky.
Chemical weapons disposal -- United States -- Safety measures.
Hazardous wastes -- United States -- Safety measures.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Army Science and Technology.
ISBN 030925986X (electronic bk.)
9780309259866 (electronic bk.)