By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Disposal Program

Document from the Committee on overview and assessment of the military Non-Stockpile Chemical fabric Disposal software. Softcover.

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S. Virgin Islands; and Camp Bullis, Texas. Remediation efforts at these sites are highly dependent on the availability of mobile treatment systems or sites that can receive and store the recovered NSCWM (or secondary wastes) prior to final disposal. Remediation at other sites is expected to be planned and initiated. Because public stakeholder groups at potential recipient sites are very concerned about becoming “dumping grounds” for the nation’s recovered NSCWM, the availability of such sites in the future remains uncertain (see Chapter 5).

Construction at Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Pine Bluff Chemical Disposal Facility) is approximately two-thirds complete. A number of chemical disposal facility concepts, including incineration and alternative technologies, are in the planning and design stage as competing options for Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado (Pueblo Chemical Disposal Facility—PUCDF) (NRC, 2001c). Three alternative technology options are currently under consideration by the ACWA program for use at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky.

While the Army currently lists no items in the RDT&E group, it may reclassify some chemical sample materiel as RDT&E for future chemical defense research allowed by the CWC (Blackwood, 1998). The Army appears to be making good progress in destroying unfilled chemical munition components and empty ton containers. For this reason, the only type of miscellaneous CWM considered in this report is the chemical samples. These are stored at stockpile sites in a wide variety of containers, from ton containers to glass vials; they contain a variety of chemical agents.

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