Accession Number : ADP004862

Title :   Chemical Demilitarization: Disposing of the Most Hazardous Wastes,

Corporate Author : ARMY TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Scott,J. A. ; Rife,R.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This country's aging stockpile of chemical warfare (CW) munitions will eventually require safe and economical disposal. These CW munitions present a unique challenge for demilitarization, since handling of both explosives and toxic material is required. The first full scale projectile disposal facility is presently under design; construction will start on Johnston Island in the summer of 1985. The technology developed for incorporation into the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS) maximizes the use of automated equipment, provides the containment necessary to protect the worker and environment, and thermally destroys both the toxic fill and explosives from the CW munitions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, *TOXIC HAZARDS, *WASTE DISPOSAL, DEMILITARIZATION, STOCKPILES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE