Accession Number : ADA296849

Title :   The Need for Unexploded Ordnance Remediation Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Oct 94,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Ackerman, Charles T. ; Jordan, Christine M.

PDF Url : ADA296849

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Extensive contamination of land with unexploded ordnance has resulted from military conflicts and testing and training activities. Such contamination, coupled with health and human safety risks, planned base closures and realignments, the need to continue to test and train in these areas, and an increasing environmental consciousness, has resulted in a requirement to remediate vast contaminated areas. This paper explores the complexity of remediating advanced munitions in extensively contaminated areas and provides the latest available information on expected regulatory actions. In addition, it provides an overview of opportunities, within Department of Defense programs, for supporting research and development and applying technologies in the area of unexploded ordnance remediation. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SOIL POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTION, RISK, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), EXPLOSIVES, WATER POLLUTION, CONTAMINATION, HAZARDOUS WASTES, LAND USE, RANGES(FACILITIES), SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), BASE CLOSURES, LAND AREAS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, ORDNANCE LOCATORS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE