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CONCLUSION

With this letter report, the committee has completed its present statement of task for the ACWA Program. It has given a technical assessment of all the engineering design packages and all the supporting engineering design tests for the destruction of chemical weapons at both the Pueblo Chemical Depot and the Blue Grass Army Depot. Because the committee realizes that a technology decision for each depot must also be based on schedule, cost, and stakeholders’ recommendations and not only on the technical assessments and evaluations, it has neither compared the technologies with one another nor made a recommendation as to the “best” technology.

The committee has also alluded to the types of issues that will require attention and assessment at each location should one or more of these technologies be selected for pilot stage development. The committee alerts the Army that regardless of which technology is selected for a site, other technical problems associated with scale-up and unit integration are certain to arise during pilot development.

Respectfully yours,

Robert A.Beaudet, Ph.D.,

Chair

Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase 2



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CONCLUSION With this letter report, the committee has completed its present statement of task for the ACWA Program. It has given a technical assessment of all the engineering design packages and all the supporting engineering design tests for the destruction of chemical weapons at both the Pueblo Chemical Depot and the Blue Grass Army Depot. Because the committee realizes that a technology decision for each depot must also be based on schedule, cost, and stakeholders’ recommendations and not only on the technical assessments and evaluations, it has neither compared the technologies with one another nor made a recommendation as to the “best” technology. The committee has also alluded to the types of issues that will require attention and assessment at each location should one or more of these technologies be selected for pilot stage development. The committee alerts the Army that regardless of which technology is selected for a site, other technical problems associated with scale-up and unit integration are certain to arise during pilot development. Respectfully yours, Robert A.Beaudet, Ph.D., Chair Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase 2